The Brooklyn Nets has a new head coach.  Who better to take the job, than the teams former leader in assists and steals than the one and only Jason Kidd.

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The Nets were originally believed to be hiring Indiana associate head Coach, Brian Shaw, who incidentally interviewed for the job Wednesday afternoon.  However, the team decided to reach into their paste and hire Kidd instead.  According to reports, Kidd wowed the teams owners in his interview for the gig last weekend by giving them a strong vision of what he wanted to accomplish if they took a chance on him.



It looks like this is going to be a win, win for the team and Kidd, who officially retired after 19 seasons two weeks ago.  In spite of the fact that Jason Kidd has never coached on this level, he comes with tons of experience as a former player.  Kidd is currently second on the NBA"s all time list in assists with 12, 091 and steals of 2,684.  Not to mention the fact that he was a member of Team USA in 2008 and won a championship in 2011 with the Mavericks.


By hiring Kidd as their new head coach, the Nets have nothing to lose, especially given the fact that Kidd will be the teams third coach in less than a year.  So it's on!  Jason Kidd will be formally introduced as the Nets' new head coach at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn today.