Suddenly, Mark Jackson is a trendsetter.
Perhaps inspired in part by Golden State's success with hiring former players, the Brooklyn Nets decided to turn westward for their newest hire, choosing Jason Kidd to become their next head coach. Kidd, who retired barely two weeks ago, has no formal coaching experience, but has always been considered one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent players in the NBA. The move brings him back to head the franchise he led to two NBA Finals a decade ago, and while no assistant coaches have been named, it has been reported that he'll lean on their experience to help in the transition.
We wish him nothing but the best. Good luck, Jason, and Go Bears!
And in a strange twist of fate...
Nice RT @eitancramer: so the Warriors head coach is from Brooklyn, and Brooklyn's new head coach is from Oakland— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) June 13, 2013