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Stephen A. Smith talks about the Brooklyn Nets hiring Jason Kidd as the new head coach

Published on June 13th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 1,985 views

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This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days. Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career. – Jason Kidd

Days after announcing his retirement, 40 year old Jason Kidd already has a new NBA gig.  The ex NJ Nets All-Star signed a 3 year deal with the Brooklyn Nets today to be the new head coach.

“Jason Kidd has a long and legendary history with the Nets and with the city of New York,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “He has the fire in the belly we need, and has achieved as a player everything the Brooklyn Nets are striving to achieve. We believe he will lead us there. Welcome home, Jason.”

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