Dirk talks Jason KIdd

Posted by Unknown on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with 5 comments
The Brooklyn Nets have narrowed their choice down to Jason Kidd and Brian Shaw when it comes to who will be the franchises next head coach and reports indicate that a decision will be made by the end of the week.  Dirk Nowitzki, a former teammate of Kidd, recently spoke of the unusual transition that Kidd may have to make from player to coach that in this era will be of record time.

“To me, right from player to coach, that’s tough,” Nowitzki said. “But if one guy can do it, it’s him. I played with him for numerous years. The stuff he came up with every day: ‘Hey, why don’t we try this? Why don’t we try that?’ He’s got an unbelievable mind for basketball. The stuff he sees out there, he’s almost like a coach already.”

“That’s a tough, tough transition,” he said. “What teams do when you have an ex-player that’s coaching, you get really good assistants that have been around and have experience, that know what’s going on in the games. So it takes at least some pressure off the ex-player. If he decides to do that, then I’m sure they’re going to get some assistants that have experience.”