Knicks Receive Permission To Interview Jason Kidd

The Knicks have requested and received permission to interview Jason Kidd for their head coaching opening, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Kidd is currently an assistant on Frank Vogel‘s Lakers staff.

Kidd, 47, has a pair of head coaching stints under his belt. He led the Nets to a 44-38 record during the 2013/14 season before joining the Bucks the following year. From 2014-18, he had a 139-152 (.478) record in Milwaukee, earning two playoff appearances but not advancing beyond the first round during that time.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of the Knicks’ interest in Kidd. Ian Begley of SNY.tv previously reported that Kidd had fans within the organization, adding today that there had been “strong internal interest” in setting up an interview with the former All-Star point guard.

Kidd is the 11th candidate the Knicks are expected to interview as they conduct a wide-ranging search for their next permanent head coach. The full list of names can be found in our tracker.

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8 thoughts on “Knicks Receive Permission To Interview Jason Kidd

  1. Reflect

    The sample is too small to gauge whether he’s good at coaching or not, but I distinctly remember some maturity issues also. Not sure he’s the right fit in a franchise that already has so much trouble maintaining a positive image.

  2. wildboys

    I imagine bringing in Kidd would have a lot to do with being a better draw for Giannis

  3. Sillivan

    Now I understand

    Knicks are trying to use Coach to recruit free agents. Some coaches have good relationship with players

    No wonder they interview so many guys

  4. Sillivan

    If it’s true, they can offer 2 years contract

    If Kidd can bring 2 good free agents Knicks can give him 4 years extension

  5. Lionel Muggeridge

    As long as he’s doesn’t resort to past antics, he might be okay

  6. KnickerbockerAl

    link to nj.com
    He did not leave Nets well. I agree probably more maturity issues. He’s an all time great. Who always got his way. Most great players don’t do well as coaches. PGs usually make best coaches though. I can tell NYK is not the place to make a power move. Pat Riley found that out. Though it worked out well for him in Miami. I like Jason. And NY is a challenge for anyone. But you’d think the good ones can rise here. He’s got a lot to prove. So he should be motivated. I’m glad the Knicks are looking, I guess.

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