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Wow, Jason Kidd has wasted no time whatsoever in picking up a new job in the NBA, after he retired as a player earlier in the month

The Brooklyn Nets have named Kidd as their new Head Coach, making him the 18th coach to have taken the reigns at the franchise.

Kidd used to play for the Nets, back in the early 20000's, and he took the team to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances, the first in the teams history. He played 506 games for the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game. 

In a press release about the signing, Net's General Manager Billy King has said;

"On behalf of the Nets organization, I am very pleased to welcome Jason Kidd as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Jason is a proven winner and leader with an incredible wealth of basketball knowledge and experience. This will be a natural transition for him to move into the role of head coach, as he embodies the tough, smart and team-first mentality that we are trying to establish in Brooklyn."

Kidd will hope to lead the Brooklyn Nets to greater success next season. They were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs this year, by the Chicago Bulls, who were finally put out by Miami,

About his new role, Kidd has said; 

"This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days. Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that's how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career."

Written by Emma McMillan — June 13, 2013

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