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KIDD ROCK

Nets choose 40-year-old Kidd over veteran assistant Shaw for head-coaching job

In this Dec. 6, 2004 file photo, the New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd jokes with the Toronto Raptors' Vince Carter during the second quarter of an NBA game in East Rutherford, N.J. Kidd, who retired from the NBA after 19 seasons, his last campaign in 2013 with the New York Knicks, was named as head c...

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NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach on Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience.
“Jason Kidd has a long and legendary history with the Nets and with the city of New York,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “He has the fire in the belly we need, and has ...


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