Jason Kidd: ‘I would love to start’
Jason Kidd insists he’s perfectly fine with it.
With the Knicks likely to match the Rockets’ $28.8-million offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, Mike Woodson said Wednesday that Lin will get the starting nod at point guard over Kidd.
The veteran reiterated Thursday that he doesn’t have a problem with coming off the bench and serving as Lin’s understudy if that’s what Woodson prefers.
But those final six-plus minutes of crunch time? Kidd wants in on that.
“I would love to start,” Kidd said at the Knicks’ practice facility during his introductory news conference with Marcus Camby. “I mean, my job is to make Jeremy better at practice and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, it’s about six minutes. That’s what I’ve learned. If I’ve learned anything in the last 18 years, it’s the last six minutes of any NBA game, down 15 or up 15, you can still win or lose. So that’s the best part of the game.”