NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jason Kidd retired just over a week ago and already has a head coaching gig in the NBA.
Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been waiting over 10 years for his shot. And that’s enough to get under his son’s skin.
As Twitter exploded with the news of Kidd becoming Brooklyn’s new coach, Patrick Ewing Jr. posted that he was “mad” about his famous father’s long wait.
“For real though I’m mad J Kidd got a head coaching job a year after retiring n my pops been coaching 10 years n barely gets a look,” Ewing Jr. tweeted.
It was the first in a series of tweets. He later wrote that he hopes Kidd “does great” with the Nets.
The elder Ewing played the majority of his Hall of Fame career in New York. Since his retirement in 2002, Ewing has served as an assistant coach with Washington, Houston and Orlando. The Charlotte Bobcats recently hired Ewing as an assistant.
Ewing hasn’t been shy about his desire to land a head coaching job. He turned down an opportunity to coach the Knicks’ D-League franchise in Erie before the 2012-13 season.
“It’s just disappointing, but I’m just hoping and waiting somebody gives me a look,” Ewing told Comcast SportsNet NW in May. “I just need an opportunity. All it takes is one team.”
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