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Monday, August 12, 2013
Terry knew Kidd had future as a coach

By Mike Mazzeo

Jason Terry and Jason Kidd shared a backcourt on the Dallas Mavericks' 2011 championship team.

Three seasons later, Terry and Kidd are together again -- this time with Terry playing for Coach Kidd in Brooklyn.

Jason Terry and Jason Kidd
Jason Terry and Jason Kidd won a championship together in Dallas.
Kidd will face a lot of scrutiny during his first season at the helm, but Terry thinks he's going to be fine.

"We were in about a two-hour film session in the playoffs [in 2011] in Portland and we couldn't figure out one coverage in the zone," Terry told the Boston Globe. "J-Kidd was finally like, 'We're going to figure it out. Let me handle it. Coach [Rick] Carlisle, trust me, we're going to get it done.' That game we used a zone and ended up winning and that was an example right there that he was a coach and ready for the moment."

Terry, 35, averaged 10.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting for the Celtics last season.

"I'm definitely going be flying higher than I was in Boston. This will be my first year healthy in the last couple of years," Terry told the Globe. "I'm looking forward to getting back to that Sixth Man of the Year form that I had [in 2009]. And the only one that can do that for me is coach Jason Kidd because he understands what needs to be done for me to assume that role. Whether I was going to be in Boston or right here, I had to get healthy."

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