Many experts wondered if Jason Kidd would take the summer to learn a few of the intricacies of coaching, or jump right in with his team during the NBA summer league.
Newsday is reporting that Kidd has chosen to jump right in, and start coaching his team during the Orlando Summer League.
“I think it’s the best thing to get right into it,” Kidd said on ESPN Radio. “I know that a lot of times head coaches don’t coach summer league. But this gives me time to work on different parts of the game, learning to be a coach, also my philosophy and plays and the defensive stuff that I’ll get to put in as my system.
“So, I get to see if it works. If it doesn’t work, [then see] what changes I have to make and work from there.”
It’s definitely a smart move by Kidd to use the summer league, and players will less of a profile to get his feet wet, and figure out what may or may not work.