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June 4, 2019, 5:22 pmJason KiddTeam, Los Angeles Lakers
Though the exact numbers are not known, it is being reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic that the Lakers contract with Jason Kidd makes him the highest paid assistant coach in the league.
Kidd was fantastic during his playing days, but it hasn’t translated over to his second act as a coach. He participated in multiple power struggle attempts and the infamous cup gaffe. There is hope that Kidd will accept his role and help the team as his abilities may better translate as an assistant. The news of his contract will turn up the volume on the whispers that Kidd will potentially become the Lakers’ next head coach if Frank Vogel stumbles.
Source: NBC Sports
April 24, 2019, 9:04 amJason KiddTeam, Los Angeles Lakers
Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that the Lakers interviewed Jason Kidd only as a favor to his agent, Jeff Schwartz, who is also the agent for Lakers forward Brandon Ingram.
Kidd doesn’t really seem to have a chance at the gig and the fact that he lobbied for the job even while Luke Walton held it is a tremendously bad look for the former All-Star guard. Jeannie Buss looks like she has no plans, at least not yet, to support current GM Rob Pelinka with bright, young personnel as he instead is being assisted in this coaching search by Kurt Rambis. The Lakers continue to target Monty Williams, Ty Lue and Juwan Howard and the list doesn’t seem likely to expand.
Source: LA Times
April 23, 2019, 4:42 pmJason KiddTeam, Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Kidd interviewed with GM Rob Pelinka and team executive Kurt Rambis for the Lakers' head coaching position on Monday.
Kidd, who has been on the market since the Bucks fired him during the 2017-2018 season, becomes the third candidate to meet with the Lakers since they fired Luke Walton. The head coaching carousel is starting to heat up.
June 2, 2018, 10:18 amJason KiddTeam, Detroit Pistons
Jason Kidd arrived in Detroit on Friday night to interview for the Pistons head coaching position.
Kidd has compiled a 183-190 record in four and a half seasons as a head coach and was with the Bucks since 2014. He was let go after they failed to show enough improvement, playing .500 basketball over the last two seasons, even with a stacked roster. His teams have however made the playoffs 3-of-4 times in his full seasons as head coach and he was credited with much of the Knicks' success in the 2012-2013 season as a player-coach when they finished second in the Eastern Conference. Dwane Casey, Kenny Smith, Juwan Howard and Michigan's John Beilein are other current candidates for the position.
Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter
April 28, 2018, 1:18 pmJason KiddTeam, Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Kidd did not make it to the second round of interviews for the Suns head coaching job.
Kidd has had some on-paper success in both Brooklyn and Milwaukee but he's also had a number of odd blunders and some very questionable decisions when it comes to tactics and rotations. The Suns really need to get this hire right lest they risk spending multiple extra years in the gutter, as a lot of their young talent is developing to the point where 20-win seasons should be unacceptable.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
April 24, 2018, 10:12 amJason KiddTeam, Phoenix Suns
Jason Kidd and Vinny Del Negro are the latest names in the Suns’ ongoing search for a new head coach.
Other candidates who reportedly have had interviews, either in person or by phone, include interim coach Jay Triano, David Fizdale, Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov, Steve Clifford, Frank Vogel, Kevin McHale, David Blatt and Spurs’ assistant James Borrego. The long list is consistent with what General Manager Ryan McDonough said back in March when he promised he would conduct a "wide-ranging search" that would include an initial round of interviews before two or three candidates receive second, more in-depth interviews. It's uncertain at this point whom the Suns will bring back for second interviews.
Source: Arizona Republic
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