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.
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