Despite the rocky start to his rookie campaign as a head coach, Jason Kidd surprised many as he was able to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 44-38 record, which was good enough for sixth in the Eastern Conference.
Not resting on his laurels, Kidd is seeking more. He reportedly approached team brass and asked for a promotion. Kidd not only wants to coach, but he wants to oversee basketball operations as well; a position currently held by Billy King. According to the NY Post, Kidd was denied his request. Wise decision, since he’s still extremely wet behind the ears.
In an interesting development, the Milwaukee Bucks have asked the Nets for permission to talk to Kidd and the Nets granted that. I’m not a relationship expert but it can never be a good thing when your employer allows another employer to talk to you about future employment. Smart money is on Kidd staying put, pumping his brakes, and just coaching the team.
Oh by the way, Larry Drew is still the Bucks’ head coach.
**UPDATE – Well, that certainly moved quickly. The Bucks have fired Larry Drew and “traded” for Jason Kidd. The Nets will receive two future 2nd round picks.