Might Rick Carlisle be taking part in children’ — or Kidd’s — video games?
The Mavericks are out there for a brand new head coach, and whereas the choices on the present hoops panorama aren’t solely intriguing, ESPN’s Marc Stein experiences that present Lakers assistant Jason Kidd is a “prime candidate” for the job.
To make issues extra attention-grabbing, talking with ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, former-Mavs-now-Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle supplied a public endorsement of Kidd for the top teaching job on Tuesday:
My hope is that Jason Kidd would be the subsequent coach of the Mavs as a result of he and Luka have so many issues in frequent as gamers. I simply suppose that it might be a terrific state of affairs for Luka, and I believe it might be an incredible state of affairs for Jason. I am the one particular person on the planet that is coached each of these guys and that is aware of about all of their particular qualities as basketball gamers. To me, that simply can be a terrific marriage, however that is an opinion.
Kidd had a couple of head-coaching stops within the league: He spent a single yr in Brooklyn teaching the Nets, adopted by 3 1/2 seasons in Milwaukee earlier than being fired mid-season in 2018.
Stein reported that Kidd has many supporters in Dallas, primarily for what he gave the group as a participant through the staff’s championship-winning season in 2010-11.
Carlisle’s motives for the assertion will definitely be questioned, however one supply famous Kidd has many followers throughout the franchise after serving to Dallas win its breakthrough title in 2011. He was all the time certain to be strongly thought-about for the membership’s first teaching emptiness since 2008.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 24, 2021
I’m certain Jason Kidd appreciates Rick Carlisle’s endorsement, however the actuality is that Kidd has no less than 2 highly effective allies WITHIN the Mavs’ group. They’re @swish41 and, sure, @mcuban. All has been smoothed over since Kidd’s somewhat-messy departure as a participant. https://t.co/DARMx3RwC3
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) June 24, 2021
Kidd at present is an assistant coach with the Lakers, ending his second yr with the group. He was a part of LA’s championship-winning staff in 2020.
After all, Kidd’s polarizing fame and sub-par outcomes as a head coach (183-190 general) implies that Mavericks followers on the lookout for greener pastures after the departure of Carlisle should be left wanting.
rick carlisle simply pouring gasoline everywhere in the mavericks and tossing a lit “rent jason kidd” match over his shoulder as he walks off
— tim cato (@tim_cato) June 24, 2021
This phase is triggering me.
Jason Kidd might be the neatest basketball man that’s ever lived and hiring him over Mosley can be a foul determination on many ranges.
— The Individuals’s Tweeter (@RKonkle_Mavs) June 24, 2021
I can already image it now: the Mavericks rent Jason Kidd and wrestle early on through the season as we witness Luka get indignant with Kidd on the sidelines.
All of the whereas, Jamahl Mosley will get employed by, let’s say, the Pelicans and has that younger staff flourishing.
— Michael Mulford (@TheMulf) June 24, 2021
it’s gonna actually suck when I’ve to play the optimist and discuss myself into loving Jason Kidd as a head coach
— All Issues Mavs (@All_Things_Mavs) June 24, 2021
Jason Kidd has completely nothing on his resume that ought to encourage confidence he’d be a superb rent, however he has lots that provides proof he’d be a catastrophe
If you would like a 2011 champion to teach the staff, get Jason Terry to do it
— Dallas Mavs World (@DallasMavsWorld) June 24, 2021