Joseph A. Gambardello of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jason Kidd will be the next Brooklyn Nets head coach, and that Kidd is in the process of signing a three-year deal with the team.
Gambardello, the paper’s breaking news editor, writes:
Former NBA star Jason Kidd is in line to become coach of the Brooklyn Nets for the next three years, a source familiar with the negotiations tells The Inquirer.
Final details of the contract are being worked out, but an announcement is expected this week, the source said.
It’s a little strange that this news would break out of Philadelphia, and I’m not convinced that it’s a done deal just yet. But this is the first report from a national news outlet that says definitively that it’s Kidd’s job, and discusses contract parameters. Kidd has been reported as the “strong frontrunner” for the job.
Philadelphia Inquirer — Source: Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd as coach