Jason Kidd Recommended for Assistant Coach
The Knicks’ offense was a seven out of 10 this past season. While they had an offensive rating of 111.1 during the regular season — third-best in the NBA — they averaged a league-worst 19.3 assists per game. That number plummeted in the playoffs (15.1), as did their scoring (88.6 points per game).
So how can the Knicks boost their offensive rating? They should consider hiring an offensive assistant coach for some new, creative schemes. Two veteran NBA scouts agreed.
“I’m not saying [Mike Woodson] has a bad staff, but he definitely needs to hire someone to run that part of the team and open the offense up,” one said.
The other scout recommended Jason Kidd, who recently retired, for the job.
“He’s a guy that always had a great feel for the game,” the scout said. “He’s also a tremendous defensive player as well in terms of understanding positioning and just knowing how to get to the ball, rebounding the ball.”