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NetsDaily Apr 15, 2014
Will Jason Kidd shave his beard for the playoffs??

Will Jason Kidd shave his beard for the playoffs??

Jason Kidd first started growing his (salt-and-pepper) beard at the beginning of January, perhaps to change his luck, or, some might suggest, to hide his identity.  After all, at that point, the Nets were 10-21. On Monday, Kidd said he's considering shaving. "I don’t do well with things for a long time," Kidd said on ESPN Radio "So it’s time to go back with a younger look, I think." It's hard to tell how serious Kidd was with Michael Kay, but there's been no suggestion he will go back to wearing ties. Since he stopped on New Year's weekend, the Nets have gone 34-15 with the head coach...

Starting Five: To shave, or not to shave?

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd told ESPN NY 98.7 FM's Michael Kay and Don La Greca on Monday that he was contemplating shaving his beard. “I don’t do well with things for a long time,” Kidd said. “So it’s time to go back with a younger look, I think.” Seems like Kidd is messing with fire here. After all, the Nets have compiled the fifth-best record in the NBA since Jan. 1 (34-15) -- which coincided with Kidd's decision to stop wearing ties and stop shaving.

Kidd on Knicks: I was small piece of puzzle

Ask anybody why the 2013-14 New York Knicks failed, and they'll say the same thing: The Knicks missed Jason Kidd. Sure, they missed other veterans, too. But it was Kidd who stabilized them, who led them, who enabled them to get off to such a great start in 2012-13. Listen to the complete Jason Kidd interview: Yet when told of this on ESPN NY 98.7 FM's "The Michael Kay Show" on Monday, Kidd, now the rookie head coach of the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets, politely disagreed.

Pregame notes: Nets vs. Magic

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd would like to play all three of his centers -- Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee -- in the playoffs. But Kidd realizes that there could be an odd man out. “There’s 48 minutes. I don’t know if I can play all three of them. but we’ll try to play all three,” Kidd said. “But coming up on the playoffs -- especially with the first round, the way it’s spread out -- KG has a little bit more rest, so we’ll see.
NetsDaily Apr 11, 2014
Deron Williams OUT vs. Hawks; Andray Blatche will play

Deron Williams OUT vs. Hawks; Andray Blatche will play

BROOKLYN - Jason Kidd announced that Deron Williams will not play on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks. He will be replaced Jorge Gutierrez in the starting lineup. Deron Williams is OUT tonight. Nets starters tonight: Jorge Gutierrez, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. — Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) April 11, 2014 The Nets are saying that Williams has right patella tendinitis, and it's more precautionary than anything and Kidd wanted to get him some rest heading into the playoffs. Kidd also said that Andray Blatche, who missed the last two games with an...

Starting Five: Where do Nets stand?

Some Thursday morning thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets following Wednesday night’s 115-111 loss to the Orlando Magic: • If there was one good thing that came out of it, it was Kevin Garnett asking coach Jason Kidd if he could enter the game in the fourth quarter. Kidd, clearly wanting to take precaution, said no. But Garnett was really solid in his 17 minutes, scoring five points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out a season-high six assists.
NetsDaily Apr 10, 2014

Nets winning ways have pundits taking new look at team's possibilities

The Nets big win over the Heat was just the latest success for Brooklyn, but it was a signature one ... and because of the high drama of the close, it's become a touchstone for pundits and analysts to take a second, longer look at the team's possibilities. In the latest analysis, Brett Koremenos of Grantland and Beckley Mason of the Times focus mainily on Jason Kidd's recasting of the Nets offense (although both barely mention the Nets head coach.) Flexibility and depth are the big reasons, both argue, for the team's post-January 1 surge ... and both think the Nets have some real potential...

Nets could get KG back in Philly

NEW YORK -- Sounds like Kevin Garnett is going to return to the Brooklyn Nets’ lineup on Saturday night in Philadelphia. While Jason Kidd wouldn’t fully commit to it, the Nets' coach sure seemed optimistic about the possibility. “[Kevin] felt better today,” Kidd said Friday night following his team’s 15th consecutive home victory. “We’ll see how his plane ride goes, and then we’ll see in the morning how he feels.
NetsDaily Apr 4, 2014
Jason Kidd ranked No. 18 overall in ESPN's NBA coaches rankings

Jason Kidd ranked No. 18 overall in ESPN's NBA coaches rankings

ESPN continues to release their "Front Office Rankings," which ranks each NBA front office, including owners, general managers and management, and coaches from best to worst. The Nets in their overall ranking came in at No. 15. Friday, however, ESPN released their list of top NBA coaches and Brooklyn Nets first-year coach Jason Kidd came in at No. 18 overall in their list. Kidd, winner of Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in both January and March, has turned what was well on its way to being a disaster of a season to a point where the Nets in the final weeks of the season are within...
NetsDaily Apr 4, 2014
Jason Kidd 'ecstatic' about Kevin Garnett's progress; Andrei Kirilenko to return vs. Pistons

Jason Kidd 'ecstatic' about Kevin Garnett's progress; Andrei Kirilenko to return vs. Pistons

Jason Kidd told the media at practice that Andrei Kirilenko, who has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury, will return on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons. Andrei Kirilenko will play tonight vs. Detroit. Kevin Garnett is out for the 19th straight game. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014 The Nets are 3-3 without Kirilenko in the lineup since he injured himself against the Dallas Mavericks. Previously, the Nets said that he was targeting a return of "midweek," of this week. Kidd also confirmed that Kevin Garnett will not play against the Pistons, which was...
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Jason Kidd's "What the Kidd Didd" rap isn't good: a 20th anniversary retrospective

20 years ago, Jason Kidd was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks. Before he even played a minute in the NBA, he recorded a rap song. Luckily, he stuck to basketball.
New York Post Apr 3, 2014

Kidd, Johnson hit with technicals

Jason Kidd and Joe Johnson — usually the two most mild-mannered members of the Nets — got into it with the officials during Wednesday night’s blowout loss to the Knicks....

Kidd on tech: 'That was an accident'

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets didn’t lose on Wednesday night because of the officiating. But there were some fairly questionable calls in their 110-81 loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Nets coach Jason Kidd and guard Joe Johnson were both given technical fouls. Kidd received his first career regular-season technical as a coach with 8:56 left in the second quarter. “Accidentally, that was an accident,” Kidd said with a smile.
New York Daily News Apr 2, 2014
Kidd loses it on refs as Nets get blown out by Knicks

Kidd loses it on refs as Nets get blown out by Knicks

Jason Kidd put on his mean mug after the second-quarter buzzer, grilling the referee while shouting on his way to the locker room. Kidd's frustrations boiled over during Wednesday's 110-81 ugly defeat at the Garden.    
NetsDaily Apr 2, 2014

A celebration of Jason Kidd's, uh, brief stint as a rapper

On Tuesday night at the Barclays Center, for a matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets, rappers Jay Z, Biz Markie, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, and rap-rocker (is that a thing?) Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes were all on hand. So, it only seems fitting that today Andrew Keh of the New York Times would have a feature piece on Nets' head coach Jason Kidd's fleeting rap, um, career. Twenty years ago, Kidd released a rap song called "What the Kidd Didd," featuring Money B, which was on "B-Ball's Best Kept Secrets," a record that included Shaquille O'Neal and Gary Payton, among...

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