Two head coaching hires have sent shockwaves through the NBA.
According to multiple reports, the Dallas Mavericks have hired former star Jason Kidd as the team’s new head coach. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The Dallas Mavericks have agreements to hire Hall of Famer Jason Kidd as their new head coach and longtime Nike executive Nico Harrison in a lead basketball operations role, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 25, 2021
Sources said that Kidd has begun the early stages of assembling a coaching staff. pic.twitter.com/BKPffvWI9H
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 25, 2021
Kidd wasn’t the only one in the NBA to secure himself a huge job over the past day. Chauncey Billups will reportedly coach the Portland Trail Blazers.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 26, 2021
Chauncey Billups will become the next Blazers head coach. pic.twitter.com/t17MVToj9C
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 26, 2021
Personally, I’m way more interested to see how Billups does as a head coach. We know what Jason Kidd is all about. We’ve seen it for years. He’s okay, but certainly nothing to write home about.
Now, he’s returning to the team that helped make him famous.
Jason Kidd has agreed to terms on becoming the next Mavs head coach, per @espn_macmahon
Nike executive Nico Harrison will also become the new GM and head of basketball operations https://t.co/CNbFexQq4r
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) June 25, 2021
Chauncey Billups on the other hand has never been a head coach before, but there’s always been a ton of hype around him when it comes to coaching.
The dude knows a ton about basketball, and I have a feeling he could be the perfect man to coach Damian Lillard.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 26, 2021
We’ll see how they do, but there’s no doubt both hirings are huge for the NBA.