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Nets head coach Jason Kidd talks with forward (Credit: AP)

Nets head coach Jason Kidd talks with forward Paul Pierce, right, in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Washington Wizards. (Oct. 8, 2013)

NBA first-year head coaches

Nine coaches will helm an NBA team for the first time in their careers this season.

MIKE BUDENHOLZER, Atlanta Hawks 2012-13 team record: 44-38
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MIKE BUDENHOLZER, Atlanta Hawks
2012-13 team record: 44-38
Last season: Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs
NBA experience: Assistant coach of Spurs from 1996-2013. |

BRAD STEVENS, Boston Celtics 2012-13 team record: 41-40
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BRAD STEVENS, Boston Celtics
2012-13 team record: 41-40
Last season: Head coach at Butler University

JASON KIDD, Brooklyn Nets 2012-13 team record: 49-33
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JASON KIDD, Brooklyn Nets
2012-13 team record: 49-33
Last season: Knicks point guard
NBA experience: 19 seasons as a player for the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Knicks. |

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STEVE CLIFFORD, Charlotte Bobcats 2012-13 team record: 21-61
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STEVE CLIFFORD, Charlotte Bobcats
2012-13 team record: 21-61
Last season: Assistant coach for Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: One season as an advance scout for the Knicks; 12 seasons as an assistant coach for the Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Lakers. |

BRIAN SHAW, Denver Nuggets 2012-13 team record: 57-25
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BRIAN SHAW, Denver Nuggets
2012-13 team record: 57-25
Last season: Assistant coach for Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers; Eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Lakers and Pacers. |

DAVID JOERGER, Memphis Grizzlies 2012-13 team record: 56-26
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DAVID JOERGER, Memphis Grizzlies
2012-13 team record: 56-26
Last season: Assistant coach for the Grizzlies.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Grizzlies. |

BRETT BROWN, Philadelphia 76ers 2012-13 team record: 34-48
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BRETT BROWN, Philadelphia 76ers
2012-13 team record: 34-48
Last season: Assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Spurs. |

JEFF HORNACEK, Phoenix Suns 2012-13 team record: 25-57
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JEFF HORNACEK, Phoenix Suns
2012-13 team record: 25-57
Last season: Assistant coach for Utah Jazz.
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz; two seasons as assistant coach for Jazz. |

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MICHAEL MALONE, Sacramento Kings 2012-13 team record: 28-54
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MICHAEL MALONE, Sacramento Kings
2012-13 team record: 28-54
Last season: Assistant coach with the Kings.
NBA experience: 12 seasons as assistant coach with the Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors and Kings. |

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