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Report: Jason Kidd Pursuing Nets’ Head Coaching Job

Nets Organization Has Reportedly Discussed Kidd As A Candidate
Jason Kidd (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -  Jason Kidd is pursuing the Brooklyn Nets’ head coaching position, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Yahoo! Sports’ sources said the Nets organization has discussed Kidd as a candidate for the open coaching position at the highest levels, and ESPN.com is reporting that Kidd will meet with Nets general manager Billy King this coming week.

In December the Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson and after the season announced they would not bring back interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Kidd, 40, recently announced his retirement from basketball and has been talking with associates about the possibility of making the immediate leap to a head coaching job, according to the report.

Kidd led the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. He is retiring with 17,529 points, 12,091 assists and 2,684 steals in his career. His career totals in assists and steals ranks him second behind John Stockton.

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