Jason Kidd to practice coaching in summer league
SAN ANTONIO - Jason Kidd's baptism into coaching will come in the city that houses "The Happiest Place on Earth."
Kidd said Friday that he plans on coaching the Nets' summer league team in Orlando next month, hoping to use it as a learning tool as he dives headfirst into the next chapter of his career.
"I think it's the best thing to get right into it," Kidd said on ESPN Radio. "I know that a lot of times head coaches don't coach summer league. But this gives me time to work on different parts of the game, learning to be a coach, also my philosophy and plays and the defensive stuff that I'll get to put in as my system.
"So, I get to see if it works. If it doesn't work, [then see] what changes I have to make and work from there."
Kidd, who made the rounds on several radio shows in his first full day on the job yesterday, reiterated his interest in bringing former Nets coach Lawrence Frank on board.
"The invitation is out there, so it's up to him," Kidd said. "He's in a special situation. He's at home, his wife is sick. So, I understand coming off of coaching [the Pistons] and wanting a year off with his family. I respect that. The big thing is he knows how much I love him and how much I need him, but family comes first, and I respect that."