I’m not sure Nets GM Billy King or owner Mihkail Prokhorov have any choice at this point but to support Jason Kidd.
The Brooklyn Nets have lost five in a row and are now 3-10 after a Sunday loss at home to the Pistons. The team hasn’t had the benefit of a full healthy lineup at all this season.
Amid rumors of unrest in the lockerroom, Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that Kidd currently still has the full support of management.
But sources told ESPN.com that Kidd continues to have the backing of his bosses with Brooklyn dealing with several injuries and other mitigating factors which have contributed to the poor start.
The Nets are in 14th place in the East through Sunday, despite the NBA-record payroll sanctioned by Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who is on course to spend around $190 million this season on salaries and luxury taxes.
Among the Nets’ initial concerns early in the season, sources confirmed, were some “philosophical differences” between Kidd and lead assistant Lawrence Frank. But sources stressed to ESPN.com that the Nets have been working to smooth out any issues in recent days.
“They’re fine,” one source said of Kidd and Frank.