Can Jason Kidd, Never An Assistant, Succeed as a Head Coach?

[Los Angeles Times]

Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd during a New York Knicks-Detroit Pistons game. (Duane Burleson / Associated Press / March 6, 2013)

Jason Kidd landed the Brooklyn Nets‘ head-coaching gig Tuesday, just 10 days after retiring as a player.

The former point guard was considered one of the smartest players during his 19 NBA seasons, and he led the Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in his six-plus years with the team.

Still, is it possible for any first-time NBA coach to have success without first working his way up as an assistant?

It’s helpful for new NBA head coaches to have NBA assistant-coaching experience.

It’s not absolutely necessary in rare cases.

Just ask Doc Rivers and Mark Jackson.


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