Report: Jason Kidd is a bad coach

Nov 13, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd questions the referee against the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-86. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The sound of Jason Kidd as your head coach sounds good and all, but according to at least one NBA scout he’s far from that.

[via Bleacher Report]

“He doesn’t do anything,” said the scout, who has watched the Nets several times. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.”

The same scout said he had counted only 15 plays run by the Nets in the games he has watched. Multiple observers have noted that the Nets offense lacks any discernible flow, as if the stars are all simply taking turns with the ball.

It was just last week that ESPN’s David Thorpe called Kidd the NBA’s worst coach.

They may be on to something. How does a team with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez only win three of their first 10 games? Granted, they’ve had to overcome a few early injuries, but it’s not like their bench isn’t stacked.

I’m not going to write that the Nets are “showing their age”, they’re not. They’re just showing that they’re not as good as we thought they’d be. And that their coach is a reflection of how his team has performed so far this season — horrible.

When Shaun Livingston has been your best player on a team with multiple all-stars, that’s not good.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, NBA

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  • Ryan Silva

    Honestly, in this new era of the NBA, I don’t think we really know what the next generation of great coaches may act like. Maybe the future is more like a group approach to coaching.

    • Michael Saenz

      Do you think Kidd will be a good coach? I thought he would gain some consideration for coach of the year, right now that doesn’t seem to be the case.

      • Ryan Silva

        He’s a rookie, he is still being brought of the bench so to speak, but yes not looking to good so far.