The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd to be their next Head Coach. The veteran point God who less than a fortnight ago hung up his sneakers as a player has been announced as the new captain of the sidelines and the hoops world seems to be pretty happy with the move.
See below for some NBA Twitter reactions:
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) June 13, 2013
Congrats to @RealJasonKidd on becoming the Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets! All the best bro!
— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) June 13, 2013
— Iman Shumpert I (@imanshumpert) June 13, 2013
Congrats to one of the greatest point guards ever and my friend @RealJasonKidd on becoming the Brooklyn Nets' new head coach!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 13, 2013
And then of course, there’s Metta World Peace’s contribution on the subject, sans lettuce.
Wow. Jason kids going to finals next year. He is going to be a complete coach.
He should coach in a nets uniform. So he can sub in.
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) June 13, 2013
So it seems the NBA fraternity is happy for the future Hall-of-Fame point guard but is a rookie coach, fresh off the court what the Brooklyn Nets need? Reports suggest that Kidd will be surrounded with a strong cast of assistant coaches to aid the transition and of course in Brooklyn, money is no object.
In a move that is the first of it’s kind in lonnnnnnng time, it will be interesting to see how this shapes up come next season. Good luck to Jason Kidd, point guard one minute shooting 0-19 from the field to Head Coach the next, shooting 1-1 from the job interview line.