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Tale Of The Tape: Jason Kidd, Nets Point Guard Vs. Jason Kidd, Nets Coach

Jason Kidd isn’t making too many friends in Brooklyn these days, but he’s also hurting those from New Jersey who used to love him. He took his great legacy and strapped it to a rocket headed for the moon. Let’s take a closer look at the damage.

 

 

 

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Jason Kidd, Nets Player

Jason Kidd, Nets Coach

Made the playoffs six times in a row and went to the NBA Finals in each of his first two seasons. Team Success Lost in the semis during his one season as coach. Told one of his players to spill his drink on him, just so that he could get a free timeout.
Turned the Nets into contenders, became the centerpiece of their transition from the basement to the front of the pack. Impact Took a while to find his sea legs as a head coach, but did get to the playoffs. Wasn't the main reason this time around.
Revered and adored by the fan base. Perception Ultimately betrayed the fan base, wound up going from hero to zero.
Led the NBA in assists in 2002-03 and was routinely among the league leaders in that category. Selfishness Level Ditched the Nets after an unsuccessful attempt to gain more power in the front office.

The winner is

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Jason Kidd, Nets Player
4 out of 4

Sometimes, it's best not to return to a franchise you've played for after you retire. There are a number of ways to tarnish your legacy and Kidd managed to pick the worst possible route.

-- Daniel Friedman, CBS New York contributor

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