Kidd On Verge of Becoming Nets’ Coach
The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are on the verge of hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com that, although Shaw has been targeted by the Nets for some time and made a strong presentation Wednesday, Kidd has convinced Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and his advisers that he is ready to jump directly into the lead seat on an NBA bench despite the fact that he has no prior coaching experience.
One source briefed on discussions went so far as telling ESPN.com on Wednesday: “The job is Jason’s.”
Said another: “I would be stunned if Jason did not get it.”