ESPN’s Thorpe rips Kidd: “He’s the worst coach in the NBA”

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

In the latest episode of ESPN's TrueHoop TV, coach David Thorpe gives Jason Kidd about the most negative rating one could give a coach, squarely placing the blame for the Brooklyn Nets' early struggles on the team's new head coach.

His exact words, when asked to rate Kidd:

He gets an F. He gets a 0. My wife could coach a team to a 29th ranking for that team. She doesn't know much about basketball. He just... his guys, I don't think they have any purpose and passion to what they're doing. I think they're discombobulated. Listen, Henry, he was an amazing player, one of my favorite of all time for a lot of different reasons, but our profession is different from his profession, and to assume that that transition is easy, it's a short bridge, is crazy. He has a long way to go to figure this out. Do I think he'll be better? Will they be better? It seems very likely. But as he's currently doing, he's the worst coach in the NBA.

Kidd, a part owner of the Nets in addition to the team's coach, has a three-year contract as coach with the team, which has stumbled to a 2-5 start after preseason championship aspirations and is 29th in ESPN's Hollinger Power Rankings.

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