Jason Kidd Continues To Struggle As Nets Lose Again
The Brooklyn Nets have endured a tough start of their season, starting the year 3-8 with a team full of broken down superstars and very high expectations.
Jason Kidd had retired over the summer, after losing in the playoffs with the New York Knicks, and seeing an opportunity with the Nets as they had a head coaching vacancy. The team surprisingly decided to hire Kidd for a job he had never prepared before.
PJ Carlesimo looks mighty good right now.
Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, gave us an inside look of Kidd’s short tenure as coach, and who is really leading the team as coach as he interviewed an anonymous scout for the story.
“He doesn’t do anything. He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.”
Deron Williams is injured every other day, Kevin Garnett has had a slow start, and the defense is the worst in the league. Kidd commented on a defense that allowed 52 points in the paint against the Charlotte Bobcats. This was without the Bobcats having one of the best big men in the league with Al Jefferson injured in yesterday’s game.
“The defense is something that we’ve got to get better at. It’s something that we were working on the preseason and was something we thought coming into the season we could hold our hat on.”
With a very expensive (and old) team on its hands, Kidd may feel that seat getting a little hotter if the Nets don’t get it together soon.
Worst comes to worst at least we can always go back to this when times get hard.