Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 10:00 am  |  12 responses

Jason Kidd Gets Technical Foul in Coaching Debut (VIDEO)

Eventful first day on the job.

The Brooklyn Nets’ new head coach, Jason Kidd, earned himself a T in his first Summer League game. Kidd was rung up for leaving the coaches’ box in the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 76-67 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Per the NY Post: “‘It’s a lesson learned,’ Kidd said, before adding with a smile, ‘and I know I can’t go past half court.’ It was the first lesson in what will have to be a steep learning curve for Kidd, who only retired from a brilliant 19-year Hall of Fame playing career a little more than a month ago, and is still understandably adjusting to his new role. ‘I’m learning,’ Kidd said. ‘As a coach, you’re going to learn every day from the good and bad. My job, come training camp, is to get settled with the guys we have on the team … every coach in this league, I think, learns every day from a game. Once you know everything as a coach, you tend to retire and do something else.’ He will also understandably lean on his lead assistant, Lawrence Frank, his former coach when he was a Net, as he did throughout yesterday’s game. Frank often was the one holding the clipboard during the coaching staff huddles during timeouts, with Kidd then usually delivering whatever message the coaching staff came up with to his players. On a couple of occasions, Frank himself drew up a play for the players to run. Kidd has said he will draw up his own plays, and attributed not doing it at times yesterday to the fact timeouts in summer league are 30 seconds shorter than during a regular-season NBA game. Point guard Tyshawn Taylor said the two coaches seemed to split the responsibilities in half. ‘Coach Frank is a mastermind when it comes to drawing up plays and things like that,’ said Taylor, who had 17 points and four rebounds. ‘I think Coach Kidd was talking to us mostly about defense, and when it came to the offensive stuff that we had to work on, Coach Frank would do it.’”

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  • Max

    That’s some crappy commentating.

  • spit hot fiyah

    rookie call

  • Caboose

    This whole Kidd experiment won’t end well. To me, the only players who should go straight to coaching are the ones who have been with and retired with the team they’d coach. Duncan with SA, Kobe with LA, Dirk with Dallas, guys like that. It seems like those guys would do best simply because they’d already know the guys on their team who had already looked up to them.

  • roscoe

    i agree w/ u.

    the hiring of jKidd is a bearded woman attraction much like BOS h-coach hiring.

  • dannyb

    Looks like JKidd has to go suit-shopping before the NBA season begins

  • LakeShow

    Why do you think Jason Kidd will not be a good coach?

  • LakeShow

    Why do you think Jason Kidd will not be a good coach??

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t see any logic in that at all.

  • roscoe

    i don’t believe i ever said jKidd will not be a good coach. i dig him.

    however, history tells us that having success in the nba as a hCoach is extremely difficult… even for those coaches w/ tons of experience and a talented roster many fail time and time again.

    w/ his experienced roster it is safe to assume the coming year will be somewhat successful, however the cards are stacked against jKidd long-term… a couple injuries to the nets = chaos.

    again, bringing in jKidd is a bearded woman attraction to create interest/attention/sell tickets/most importantly to appease dWill, the unteachable one, the coach-slayer.

    what say you?

  • The Mighty FV

    What question are you asking? say it again please, but clearly.

  • LakeShow

    Why do you think Jason Kidd will not be a good coach???

  • LakeShow

    You basically just said he’ll be fine, but history says he won’t take them far… This team wouldn’t win a chip with P-Jax at the helm, so what’s the difference really? Kidd will be good for them IMO.