Various media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
Former teammates, coaches and notable players around the NBA agree that Jason Kidd will make a successful transition to coaching.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday.
Brooklyn’s coaching search is “strongly pointing toward” Kidd after his meeting with team brass, the Post reported, adding that he’s “viewed as the leading candidate for the job.”
Since Kidd single-handedly turned around the Nets franchise upon his trade to New Jersey in 2002, they owe him. If there’s some capacity in which Kidd could fit in with the club’s long-term plans, it’s worth the discussion. Just not as head coach.
Kidd is interested in Brooklyn’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Plan A seemed to be, “Let’s get Phil Jackson!” That pipe dream was extinguished after one courtesy phone call. We’re still waiting on Plan B.
The Nets are continuing to search for their next head coach, and it’s no secret that owner Mikhail Prokhorov likes big names. Cue Larry Brown, the current head men’s basketball coach at Southern Methodist University.
Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw has emerged as a serious target of general manager Billy King and owner Mikhail Prokhorov, according to a report.
According to a report, the Nets and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy have begun preliminary talks over their head coaching position.
The Celtics have denied the Nets the opportunity to speak with coveted head coach Doc Rivers.
Who said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from “glory road.”
Carlesimo thinks Brooklyn has a team capable of winning 50 games, but not one that he would consider a favorite for the title.
The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.