Recently retired point guard Jason Kidd is reportedly seriously interested in the opening as Nets head coach. And the team is treating him just as seriously as a candidate.
The Daily News reports Kidd spoke to team officials yesterday about the position. According to reports, a big component of the move would include a veteran coaching staff, possibly including former Nets head coach Lawrence Frank. Kidd played for Frank during part of his seven-year tenure in New Jersey.
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Kidd, of course, has no coaching experience.
But if the Nets are taking KIdd seriously, they aren't without options. The team will reportedly speak to Brian Shaw, currently an assistant with the Pacers. Shaw is meriting serious interest from both the Nets and Clippers. Shaw spent seven years as an assistant in Los Angeles with the Lakers and the past two years in Indiana.
Shaw, like Kidd, is from Oakland, Calif. and played in the same circles growing up though Shaw is almost exactly seven years older than Kidd.
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