Jason Kidd On Shortlist For Detroit Pistons' Coaching Job

Recent Hall Fame inductee Jason Kidd got in f the strength two decade long playing career. Everywhere he played, he helped elevate his teammates to newfound heights. In his second career as a coach/member management, Jason Kidd has a lot ground over, especially if he's to overcome his rough start in Milwaukee. To be fair, his tenure as the head coach the Milwaukee Bucks was a bag mixed results. By the time he was fired 45 games into the 2017-18 season, he had amassed a slightly below average record 139-152 record and two playf appearances.

Given his reputation as team leader, NBA owners aren't ready to write him f just yet. Kidd will interview for Detroit Pistons' head coaching vacancy. His competition comes in the form Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein, and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey. Between Kidd and the two front runners, there is a world difference. Casey is known for his unconventional wisdom and for endearing himself to his players, whereas Beilein is a real tactitian/student the game, but is largely untested outside the NCAA. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, The Pistons are said to be also looking at current Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, who much like Kidd, was a NBA veteran who transitioned into a coaching role almost immediately after his playing career came to a close. In the case a smaller market like Detroit, the decision will come down to who amongst the candidates is a better "cultural fit."

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