Jason Kidd will be the next basketball coach of the Brookly Nets, according to multiple reports. The team interviewed Brian Shaw for the job on Wednesday but informed him that he will not get the position, per ESPN LA’s Ramona Shelburne.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Kidd will get a three-year deal with the possibility of a fourth year as an option. The team is expected to hold a press conference this week to announce the news.
The Nets fired Avery Johnson during the season and opted not to bring back interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.
Kidd, 40, recently announced his retirement as a player and will step right in to coach. He played for the Nets from 2001-2008 and led the franchise to consecutive NBA Finals appearances.
What will be interesting to see is how Kidd works with Deron Williams, whom many blamed for the Johnson firing. At the time, Kidd said Williams’ shooting was the problem, not the team’s offensive system.