There is certainly a lot more to being a successful coach in the National Basketball Association than having played at a high level for nearly 20 years. Jason Kidd has played very successfully for 19 seasons accumulating many honors. The Brooklyn Nets have announced that Kidd will lead their team next season.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said, “He has the fire in his belly we need, and has achieved as a player everything the Brooklyn Nets are striving to achieve. We believe he will lead us there.”
General Manager Billy King reaffirms the organization’s belief saying, “Jason is a proven winner and leader with an incredible wealth of basketball knowledge and experience.”
We will be interested if he can do all the things necessary to be successful as a coach. We think he has a good shot since it seems he likes to keep things fairly simple and straightforward. Kidd said,
“Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team.”
1 – Be prepared
2 – Play unselfishly
3 – Be accountable
Not really complicated. Sounds like a blueprint with which we all could build a successful team. For us it is a short 7 weeks to the big meet. We will keep it simple…and be successful!