Boston Celtics: Jason Kidd

Kidd's adjustment tougher than Stevens

October, 15, 2013
10/15/13
8:35
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NEW YORK -- Jason Kidd and Brad Stevens faced each other for the first of what should be several encounters to come over the next few years.

Both will experience plenty of growing pains this season in their first years as NBA head coaches. Both Atlantic Division coaches have much to learn but Kidd believes he has the steeper learning curve than the Celtics' rookie coach.

Becoming a head coach for the very first time is likely going to be more challenging for Kidd than Stevens making the jump from college to the pros.

"He's had success in college and he's going to have success in the NBA," Kidd said before facing Stevens for the first time in a Nets-Celtics preseason game. "So I think it would probably be me learning how to be a head coach in this league [which will be more difficult].

"Hopefully at the end of the season, I can say that he's going to be great at what he does in Boston," Kidd added. "And hopefully I can be great here in Brooklyn."

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