BoatsNZones wrote:Coaching is just as much about establishing the right orchestra of assistants and managing the locker room as it is X's and O's (many also done by assistants). TBD what he's learned since his first stint. He was an extremely cerebral player and very green in his first head coaching stint. Think what you will about J Kidd the person, he certainly has potential as a high level coach. We shall see.
He has been a Head Coach 2x already and was a clown in both destinations. His time in Dallas will be relatively short and will end badly.
It's unfair to just right off a head coach so quickly. Especially one that we had the experience of watching play. Kidd reinvented himself multiple times throughout his playing career. Exceeded expectations everywhere he went, and was a leader on every team. It's more than reasonable to expect that he can continue to learn and grow as a coach.
The Nets situation was a really bad one. They hired him before the acquired Terry, KG, Pierce, etc and had they known that, they probably wouldn't have hired one of their peers to coach them, they would have went with a more experienced respected coach.
In Milwaukee, he was still a young head coach, and he had plenty of issues for sure, but he deserves credit for help to get Giannis to where he is now, by giving him the ball, making him the playmaker, giving him confidence, and running everything through him even though he wasn't totally ready. Giannis certainly gives him credit for that...
He won a championship as a lead assistant in LA, and that should only help him continue to grow as a coach and learn from LeBron, Vogel and the rest of the staff on how to communicate, how to strategize, and how to react as a coach.
I actually think this was a good hire and he will do great for Luka's development and hopefully repair KP's value to the team.