Nets close to hiring assistant who coached Kidd at University of California

The Brooklyn Nets are close to signing Eric Hughes as an assistant coach under Jason Kidd, according to Stefan Bondy on Twitter:

Hughes worked as an assistant coach at the University of California from 1991-93, his last year at California coinciding with Kidd’s freshman year at the school, also working as an assistant in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors. According to, Hughes was the director of summer player development for Goodwin Sports Management in Seattle, creating workout programs and training NBA players Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, Al Horford, Dwight Howard, Gary Payton, Nate Robinson and Rodney Stuckey.