Kidd could be hired by end of the week, no offer yet

Jason Kidd has emerged as a “strong frontrunner” for the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job and could be hired by the end of the week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

There was no indication that Kidd had been officially offered the job as of this morning, a team source told The Brooklyn Game. Of course, that could change at any moment. The Nets are working on potential contract scenarios for Kidd, Wojnarowski added.

Brian Shaw is reportedly set to interview tomorrow, but Wojnarowski says that interview is now uncertain, with Shaw leaning towards the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wojnarowski writes:

Nets ownership has told league associates that it wants a “fresh face,” as coach, and the hiring of Kidd would give them a star quality that comes with significant risk for a franchise with a mandate to complete for championships in the short term.

Kidd is working to construct a coaching staff, and possibilities include former Detroit Pistons and Nets head coach Lawrence Frank and Pistons assistant Roy Rogers. There’s no one locked into place, sources said.

Yahoo! Sports — Jason Kidd leading candidate to become Brooklyn Nets coach

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        1. WynnDuffy Max Weisberg KeithDus Sounds like you assume Billy King is calling the shots… Maybe he isn’t ? 
          I find it very interesting, if you believe the reports out there, that Kidd came to King not the other way around and the “Russians” liked what they heard.

  1. IMO the Nets are competing with the Knicks first…rest of league second.
    And considering the Nets current roster and salary cap restrictions, that may be the smartest move to make right now.
    In other words if you can’t beat Miami, Chiacago or the Western Conference’s top teams, might as well beat the Knicks for the attention and headlines in NY that Kidd will generate win or lose.
    I think it’s a shrewd move.