The Nets brought Paul Pierce, KG and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in hopes of forming a tight nucleus capable of dethroning the Miami Heat. However, their most regrettable offseason acquisition may have been hiring Jason Kidd as their head coach during an offseason that saw the NBA Coach of the Year George Karl and Lionel Hollins enter the unemployment line. Kidd's on-court vision as an NBA point guard was unparalleled, but from the sidelines he's doing too much stargazing and not enough coaching, according to NBA scout David Thorpe during a conversation with Truehoop TV's Henry Abbott.
H/T The Brooklyn Game's Devin Kherpertian:
He gets an F. He gets a 0. My wife could coach a team to a 29th ranking for that team. She doesn't know much about basketball. He just... his guys, I don't think they have any purpose and passion to what they're doing. I think they're discombobulated. Listen, Henry, he was an amazing player, one of my favorite of all time for a lot of different reasons, but our profession is different from his profession, and to assume that that transition is easy, it's a short bridge, is crazy. He has a long way to go to figure this out. Do I think he'll be better? Will they be better? It seems very likely. But as he's currently doing, he's the worst coach in the NBA.
Another NBA scout told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck that Kidd doesn't do anything from the bench.
“He doesn’t do anything,” the scout told Beck. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence (Frank) does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does.”
If things start getting truly desperate for the 3-7 Nets, Hollins and Karl are still available. Steve Nash may be retiring soon as well, if they want to give this whole point guard to coach transition a second try.