Celtics “Waiting” to Interview Jason Kidd, May Have Competition
January 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, United States; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd before the Mavericks-Lakers game at the American Airlines Center.
The search for Celtics coaches begins. Early reports indicated that the team would examine internal candidates by looking at the rest of the league first, and now it looks like they’ve reached stage two.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics are expected to interview Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd. Kidd was one of the first names mentioned after Wednesday’s front office reshuffle in Boston. The 48-year-old former All-Star playmaker was once a head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.
“The Lakers front office has praised assistant coach Jason Kidd, expressing how phenomenal he has been in organizing from his innovative ideas to his communication skills and his ability to rally the troops.” , wrote Haynes. “The Lakers think Kidd should be the top contender out of all the NBA coaching gigs available.”
Brad Stevens and the Celtics won’t be the only ones vying for Kidd’s services. The Haynes report also states that the Portland Trail Blazers see Kidd as the “primary target” to replace current coach Terry Stotts, who is expected to be “revived” after the team’s fourth outing in the first round playoffs. over the past five years.
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