Jason Kidd reportedly could be fired before All-Star break
The Nets are 10-19 and a new report says Kidd is losing support within the organization.
Here’s what Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojarowski reported on Friday:
The Nets had tried to be supportive of Kidd, but patience is running low on the belief he can deliver the structure and organization desperately needed. As the Nets have devolved into chaos, Kidd has increasingly isolated himself within the locker room and organization, sources told Yahoo Sports. From management to players, Kidd has shown an inability to manage crisis and keep the respect of his players.
One of the biggest issues for the team, according to Woj, is that Kidd has not given his team a structure and identity, which has left the players unsure about their roles. Woj calls out Kidd for not working through problems and taking responsibility. He compares Kidd the coach to how Kidd became personality-wise when he was a player.
The lines between Woj injecting his opinion and passing along the feelings of those within the organization are distorted, but it’s pretty clear Kidd is on thin ice. Woj says if things don’t turn around, Kidd could be out by the All-Star break.
You can bet that most of the stuff Woj is writing about now wouldn’t be a problem if the Nets were winning, but now Kidd looks terrible because his team is losing. He needs to turn things around otherwise he’ll be out of his job before long. That seems to be the direction we’re heading.