Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  15 responses

Jason Kidd Using the ‘Matrix’ and ‘Elysium’ Movies to Motivate the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd attended the premiere of “Elysium” this week, a new sci-fi flick (in theaters August 9.) Kidd says he’ll try to incorporate lessons from movies such as “The Matrix” into his coaching philosophy with the Nets (we have no idea what that means, either.) Per TheSource: “Q: Growing up did you have any futuristic movies or books that made you think the future would look something like the world of ‘Elysium?’ Jason Kidd: ‘I’m a big fan of the ‘Matrix.’ I thought that was a classic, it kind of gave us something of what the future could be. But also some of the plot of this movie! He’s fighting for what he believes in and so it’s something that hopefully when I see them, now that I’m a coach, I can use this as one of my tools.’ Q: Speaking of which, how have the new members of the Nets meshed with the team? Jason Kidd: ‘They’ve been great, we got a great group of guys. And so I’m very excited about the veteran guys and I’m looking forward to it. But you know, when you come to movies like this you pick up different things. So I’m excited to see what this brings.’”

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  • BenJW

    lol J Kidd might be in over his head

  • north

    Everything Kidd has done or said since taking this coaching job feels like a sitcom. Are the Nets being Punk’d?

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Next time Bron drunks on Jason Terry’s sorry ass, Kidd simply wants Terry to do this…


  • Ishmael Jenkins

    J-Kidd will be fine as a coach mainly because of the relationships he already has with the core of the team. Good assistants. Nets will finish 4th or 5th in the East and could get to the Conf Finals.

  • spit hot fiyah

    see those guys up there? i coach them. now motivate them!

  • bike

    I can see Kidd on the sidelines dressed up like Agent Smith complete with sunglasses calling out plays like simulacra, simulated body, and bend the rules.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Jason Kidd is going to give each member of his team a blue and red pill. That will decide the outcome of their season.

  • BugEyes

    Joe JohNson’s and Paul pierces behinds were born in the matrix with that slow cross over

  • LakeShow

    You think that’s air you’re breathing?

  • LakeShow

    He probably really loves Shawn “the Matrix” Marion.

  • LakeShow

    I really don’t think so. I think we are going to see history made with that Net’s team this year. (In some way)

  • Basketball_iQ

    Lebron voted that slow cross over the #1 rival of his career.

  • robb

    don’t drink and drive Kidd

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