The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach on Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
The Inquirer was the first to report the hiring Wednesday morning, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.
The 40-year-old Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience.
"This is a tremendous opportunity . . . and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days," Kidd said.