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Former teammates, players and a former
NBA assistant coach think the credibility a
Hall of Fame career brings---and familiarity
with today s players---will help Jason Kidd
successfully transition into coaching.
Kidd was named coach of the Brooklyn Nets
on Thursday, less than two weeks after he
ended a 19-year career as a point guard that
included an NBA championship and two
Olympics as a leader on the US team. He s
also No. 2 in career assists and steals in NBA
"He s going to have incredible credibility
with his players, which is huge," said Brendan
Suhr, a longtime NBA assistant coach under
Chuck Daly, Hubie Brown and Lenny Wilkens.
Even the accountability as the man in charge
won t be a problem, Suhr said at the National
Basketball Players Association s Top 100 camp
at the University of Virginia, where he was
teaching players how to start coaching careers.
"He ll be fine. He s handled accountability
before," Suhr said, adding that one of Kidd s
main priorities needs to be hiring experienced
assistants to "fill in the gaps that you don t
Denver point guard Andre Miller said he
was initially surprised when he heard Kidd
was in the running for the Nets job so soon
after announcing his retirement, but the more
he thought about it, the more sense it seemed
"When I first heard that they were consid-
ering it, I was like, Wow, that s respect, "
Miller said at the camp. "He s a hall of famer
in everybody s mind and he s accomplished
everything that you can accomplish as a point
guard, as a person, in life and as a teammate.
When you have that type of respect of your
peers, and of management, coaches, you know
the sky s the limit."
Miller s Denver teammate, Andre Igoudala,
once asked Kidd during a game, "What made
you throw that pass?"
Igoudala said he also picked Kidd s brain
with a few questions when he and Kidd were
panellists during a rookie transition pro-
"It s not as crazy to me as people are making
it," Igoudala said of the Nets hire. "You re
seeing how the game is changing ... teams are
bringing in GMs who haven t played basketball.
Analytical guys. Number crunchers. That s
kind of the trend.
"Why not bring in a coach who just got
done playing, especially a guy like Jason Kidd"
who has helped teammates get better through-
out his career, Igoudala said. "It wasn t just
by his presence on the court but his presence
every day, his presence off the court, in prac-
tice, making guys buy into something they
weren t used to buckling down and doing."
That presence, former teammate Jerry Stack-
house said, will serve Kidd well, as will having
spent time around younger players in the
league. Stackhouse some of today s players
get the superstar label via social media before
they have truly earned their stripes and are
"a little different" than emerging stars of the
"Jason Kidd s been in the locker room with
the Michael Jordans, everybody to the Kyrie
Irvings, so he s able to relate to them," said
Stackhouse, who played with Kidd in Dallas
and for the Nets this season. "I think he s
going to do a good job. ... It s not like he took
on a bad group."
The Nets, who fired Avery Johnson during
the season and then rallied to make the playoffs
under interim coach PJ Carlesimo, took the
Chicago Bulls to Game 7 in the first round.
Kidd may be green, Miller said, but his
career prepared him for this next step.
"When you play that many years, you ve
got to deal with egos, attitudes," Miller said.
You ve got to deal with behaviors and to be
able to know when to get a guy involved, to
know when to pull a guy to the side, know
when to be positive, know when to motivate,
know when to criticize. All those things factor
into being a leader and a coach, and I think
Jason Kidd has that."
expect Kidd to
succeed as coach
Brooklyn Nets new head coach Jason Kidd meets with reporters after he was introduced at an
NBA basketball news conference Thursday, in New York. AP PHOTO
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