Nets coach Jason isn't Kidd-ing around

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd during a timeout against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd during a timeout against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31, 2014 at the Barclays Center. (AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

Jason Kidd wasn’t kidding when he told reporters following Brooklyn’s season-ending loss to the Cavs that his playoff counterpart will be well-prepared.

During his hall of fame career, Kidd earned his first and only championship ring in Dallas, where Dwane Casey devised a defensive system that would nullify LeBron James in the championship final, while hiding Kidd’s limitations on defence as the point guard found himself in the twilight of his career.

When last seen on the court, Kidd was a solid backup with the Knicks before making the jump to rookie head coach with the Nets, whose team was basically built to contend for a title this season.

They’ve got a chance, but the Nets are both long in the tooth and one could argue are lacking the necessary athleticism to go deep into the playoffs.


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