Less than 10 days since announcing his retirement from the NBA, Jason Kidd has already found his next job. According to Yahoo! Sports, Kidd has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. It is also being reported that a news conference will be held tomorrow to make the official announcement.
Towards the end of their search for a new head coach, the Nets were deciding between Kidd and Brian Shaw. Nets general manager Billy King interviewed Shaw for 4½ hours earlier today, but apparently, the former Pacers assistant coach didn't leave quite the impression that J-Kidd left when he met with King on Tuesday.
Yahoo! Sports is also claiming that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and King were looking for a "kind of high-profile—if risky and unorthodox—hiring" and they got that in Kidd, who has no coaching experience whatsoever and no assistants in place. However, Kidd is looking to fill out a staff that could include former Nets head coach Lawrence Frank and Tim Grgurich.
So, is the hiring of Kidd as head coach a smart move for the Nets?
UPDATE: The Brooklyn Nets have decided to put an end to any and all speculation with the following tweet on the team's Twitter account: