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Reports: Welch to join Kidd's staff

Longtime assistant John Welch was seated next to Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd on the bench Sunday.

Welch is expected to be named to Kidd’s staff soon, according to multiple reports from reporters in Orlando.

Welch served as an assistant under George Karl in Denver for the past eight seasons.

According to his bio on NBA.com, Welch assisted Karl with game plans, scouting reports and player development.

Welch has been coaching basketball since 1987, when he was a graduate assistant at UNLV.