Jason Kidd is without a doubt a legend in the NBA and one of the best point guards of all-time. In regards to coaching, he hasn’t necessarily met expectations. He was last with the Bucks from 2014-2018 and was fired mid-season when Milwaukee was 23-22.
Now, Kidd is considering returning to coaching. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he will be one of the candidates for the head coaching job this offseason. Many expect Head Coach Luke Walton to be fired.
Kidd views the Lakers as one of the best franchises in the world and they’re about championships. When Scottie Pippen asked if he’d like to coach LeBron James, he said he would. He thinks as a coach and teammate, James will make you better.
The University of California has also emerged as a possible destination for Kidd. He said it’s nice to be wanted right now and he’ll see what happens.
“I think Cal is a great institution. Right now, it’s nice to be wanted. And it just tells me I’m doing the right thing. And I think the year off helps clean up some things, too, just to refocus and have that energy.”
Kidd had also previously coached the Nets from 2013-14. The Lakers job comes with a lot of pressure so coming back to his alma matter could be the safest choice.
Flip the page to check out Kidd discussing his future coaching chances on ESPN’s The Jump along with Twitter reactions to him possibly joining the Lakers.