Jason Kidd went to Seattle to shadow, learn from Pete Carroll
The Seattle Seahawks have become a model sports franchise, and one NBA coach is trying to pick up some tips to get a taste of that sort of success.
Bucks coach Jason Kidd and his assistant, Sean Sweeney, visited Seattle recently to visit with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and check out how the team operates. He came away very, very impressed.
“He had OTAs, which was pretty impressive, because he had us involved in all the meetings,” Kidd said, via Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Just the energy of Pete and the culture he built up there is pretty special.”
Kidd learned he wasn’t the first NBA coach to check out Seattle’s operation – Steve Kerr of Golden State and Erik Spoelstra of Miami apparently have too.
“He was saying for whatever reason, basketball (coaches) are coming to visit me,” Kidd said. “And I can see why. The energy he gives — and you can feel the energy he gives when you walk in that building at 7:30 — it’s a special place.
“The facility is great. They have 25 coaches. For him to have to manage that size of coaching staff, you can see they’re all on the same page. I was very honored for him to let me and Sean go and hang out for the day.”
Seahawks camp is the place to be, apparently, and not just for coaches. Former NBA players are even getting tryouts up there.