According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jason Kidd will reportedly sign a three-year deal to become the next head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd, who retired from the NBA just last week, emerged as the frontrunner for the job Tuesday after an interview with general manager, Billy King, on Monday.
Former NBA star Jason Kidd is in line to become coach of the Brooklyn Nets for the next three years, a source familiar with the negotiations tells The Inquirer.
Final details of the contract are being worked out, but an announcement is expected this week, the source said.
Jason Kidd has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become the Brooklyn Nets head coach and could be hired before the end of the week, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Nets ownership has told league associates that it wants a “fresh face,” as coach, and the hiring of Kidd would give them a star quality that comes with significant risk for a franchise with a mandate to complete for championships in the short term.
Talks on a possible contract for Kidd are under way, sources said.
In case you missed Saturday’s 3 hour, 57 minute triple overtime Game 4 thriller between the Nets and the Bulls – here is a compilation of every clutch shot made from the end of the 4th quarter on until Chicago clawed away and stole a 142-134 victory to take a 3-1 series lead.
Following a tough bank shot from Nate Robinson that could of been the game winning shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in Saturday’s Game 4 matchup between the Nets and Bulls, Joe Johnson countered with a buzzer-beating runner to tie the game at 121 and send the game to double overtime.
Nate Robinson’s bank shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime:
Nate Robinson made it clear earlier this week that him and Nets backup point guard, C.J. Watson, do not like each other, and the animosity between the two carried over into Saturday’s Game 4 between the Nets and the Bulls as the two got into a heated exchange – getting tangled up and having to be separated by teammates, officials and coaches. Each player was handed a technical foul after the scrum.
Nets’ Jerry Stackhouse kicked off the first ever playoff game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn by singing the national anthem prior to Game 1 of the Bulls-Nets playoff series. The 18-year veteran who has also sang the anthem as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks, does a pretty impressive rendition!
Jay-Z comments on buying and selling his portion of the Brooklyn Nets in his new song titled “Open Letter,” released Thursday April 11. The business side of Hov assures the haters that he’s making a smart financial move and though he’s leaving the team he helped brand - Jay implies his allegiance still stands with the Nets; he’s keeping his seat.
According to the lyrics:
Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you f—–’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullsh-t, you’d better keep your receipt
A guy sitting in the front row at Barclays Center for Tuesday night’s Nets-Sixers matchup received an unexpected blow to the face after MarShon Brooks accidentally kicked the ball on a defensive play and it went flying into the stands. Fortunately, Deron Williams’ priceless reaction made up for any pain suffered as he ran over and immediately toweled off the smiling fan.