Jason Kidd To Interview For Pistons Head Coaching Job

Former Nets and Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is in Detroit and he’s scheduled to interview with the Pistons for the organization’s head coaching vacancy, tweets Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.

Kidd, 45, spent the last three-plus seasons as the Bucks’ head coach but he was fired this year following Milwaukee’s 23-22 start. He was replaced by interim coach Joe Prunty, who led the Bucks to the postseason as the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed.

The 10-time NBA All-Star last played for the Knicks during the 2012/13 season. Kidd accepted the role as head coach of the Nets months after he retired from active competition. In his first season in Brooklyn, Kidd led the team to a 44-38 record, losing in the second round of the playoffs.

In July 2014, the Bucks acquired the rights to Kidd’s services after sending two second-round draft picks to Brooklyn. In parts of four years with the Bucks, Kidd posted a 139-152 record.

The Pistons have ramped up their search for a new head coach following the dismissal of Stan Van Gundy. This week, Michigan coach John Beilein and recently fired Raptors coach Dwane Casey interviewed with the franchise. Spurs assistants Becky Hammon and Ime Udoka, Heat assistant Juwan Howard, and TNT broadcaster Kenny Smith have also been connected to the position.

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13 thoughts on “Jason Kidd To Interview For Pistons Head Coaching Job

  1. Reflect

    Lmao I completely forgot the Bucks sent actual draft picks for Jason Kidd. What a terrible decision that was.

    If you want an immature and mediocre manager you can get one for free, no need to give up draft picks for it.

    • KCelts

      Worst thing was they actually looked better under Prunty at times. I don’t think Kidd would have led Boston to 7 games.

    • Itrainsontuesday

      Wait a few weeks and get Colangelo. Just block twitter on his devices and you’ll be fine.

  2. cesc

    At least J-Kidd is much more inspiring than Casey, he can walk in that locker room & straight away have the respect of the players, he is a HOF, a legend by far one of the best PG I have ever seen, I use to absolutely love to see him playing a TD machine… as a manager I think he hasn’t really done that bad, for some reason people doesn’t like him, but I think he is the right fit. Actually I was gonna mention that Kidd would be good for Detroit, again anything is better than Casey, even I think Detroit could be the ideal place for Miss Becky Hammon to have a shot to be the first lady HC

    • mustangpat7

      Did you watch the bucks defense? They left a man open on every possession, if the opponent had half a brain to swing the ball. Then the offense looked completely lost. If you want to be irritated every game, he’s your coach alright.

    • padam

      Jason Kidd can’t coach. And his ego causes problems with management at some point – carrying a very high opinion of himself when he hasn’t won crap as a coach.

    • dugdog83

      Your hatred for Casey makes me feel he’s the best option for the Pistons more and more.

      The names your throwing out; Kidd, Howard, Stackhouse, are just awful man. They shouldn’t be by a court even for an alumni game.

      I’m now convinced your a troll.

      • x%sure

        Naw, Cesc is too sincere (and hard-working) to be a troll. But he does seem to have a beef with Casey!

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