Monday, June 10, 2013
Dirk, Reggie Evans on Kidd as a coach
By Mike Mazzeo
Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd won a NBA tittle together in 2011.
Add Dirk Nowitzki to the growing list of NBA players, coaches and executives who believe Jason Kidd would make a fine head coach.
"Jason Kidd as a head coach, it's tough for me, right from player to coach," Nowitzki, who won a championship with Kidd in Dallas, told the Fort-Worth Star Telegram on Monday. "That's tough, but I think if one guy can do it, it's him.
"I obviously played with him numerous of years and there's stuff he came up with every year. [Kidd would say] 'Hey, why don't we try this, why we try that.'
"He's got an unbelievable mind for basketball. There's stuff he sees out there it's almost like a coach already. Like I said, that's a tough transition, but if anybody can do it I think it's him."
Nets power forward Reggie Evans also weighed in on Kidd to ESPNNewYork.com’s Jared Zwerling.
"I think Jason would be a good coach one day, whenever that day comes," Evans said.
But Evans isn’t thinking too much about who the team's next head coach will be.
"For me personally, I'm only focused on when we go to training camp really. I'll let Billy King take care of all that and stuff," Evans said. "I've got a lot of faith in knowing that Billy King is going to do the right thing and stuff like that. Right now, i's all about when it's time to work out, work out, and when the time comes for training camp, we'll see what we've got out there and we'll do what we've got to do to win a title."