Jason Kidd would like to coach Warriors after Steve Kerr leaves
Jason Kidd is hoping he can come back to his Bay Area roots at some point in the future, potentially even getting to coach the Golden State Warriors if they ever came calling.
The former Milwaukee Bucks head coach told Yahoo that he could envision returning to Northern California to continue his coaching career near the land he grew up around.
“One day, I’ll come back and hopefully coach in the Bay Area,” said Kidd. “This has always been home. And so hopefully maybe in high school, maybe in college. Or maybe if Steve Kerr ever decides to stop coaching, I can maybe help out with the Warriors one day.”
Add Kidd to the long list of active and inactive head coaches that hope to be in Kerr’s shoes, but that won’t happen for the foreseeable future, as the 52-year-old helmsman just inked another multi-year deal to keep him in Golden State for the long term.
The former dime maestro had a somewhat turbulent coaching stint with the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets, having had his share of run-ins with each organization.
Kerr has dealt with some health problems as head coach, but he has also enjoyed a ton of success during his four years with the the Warriors, with the only smear on his resume the championship that escaped him in 2016 after being up 3-1 in the NBA Finals — a fault he has managed to escape due to Draymond Green’s infamous Game 5 suspension.
Kidd could certainly find himself on the Bay Area sidelines at some point, but a stint at his alma mater, the University of California, could prove more reasonable given he’s one of the biggest legends in school history.
J-Kidd was the 1994 Pac-10 and Naismith Player of the Year in his sophomore season. He posted 16.7 points and 9.1 assists per game before declaring for the NBA Draft and going No. 2 overall to the Dallas Mavericks.