Jason Kidd is losing his patience with his underachieving basketball team, and according to reports, let the Nets have it after their latest disappointing loss.
After watching his team suffer its fourth straight loss, this time a 95-78 whooping at the hands undermanned Chicago Bulls, Nets coach Jason Kidd reportedly screamed his players in the locker room, via ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk.
Once Kidd was done, Kevin Garnett reportedly followed with his own rant before hitting the showers. Sources say that Garnett supports Kidd and is one of the few players who seems to be affected by the team’s performance.
“I think again, it’s easy, it’s simple,” Kidd told reporters after Wednesday’s rout. “When we don’t put the ball in the basket or we miss shots that are makeable, it translates to our defense of transition for us where we’ll give up a layup and then that turns into another layup for the opposing team. … That is the carryover of missing shots and not giving the effort. The bottom line is effort, and we’re not doing that right now.
“At the end of the day, the coach can only hold you responsible for energy and effort,” Kidd said. “If you’re not giving it, I have to take you out. If you’re missing shots, that’s just part of the game. But if you’re not giving energy or effort, I’ve got to take you out.”