NorthJersey.com- “I think it really helped me to see what I was dealing with, what type of people I was dealing with,” Kidd said, in a comment that seemed squarely aimed at King. “To give me a fair chance to coach a team that had injuries, we make a big trade, but understanding that they did want to fire me in December, so I think it just shows what type of people I was dealing with.”
“I think sometimes things don’t end the right way,” Kidd said. “Sometimes, you know, one side talks and the other side goes about his business. Again I think you’ve heard from their side, it’s business. It happens, coaches have gotten traded. I think Doc [Rivers] got traded from Boston, was there a big deal made of Doc being traded? No. it’s just part of the business. As a player you get traded and as a coach you have the opportunity to get traded. We move on. Unfortunately, one side hasn’t so… but eventually both sides will move on.”
So Jason Kidd is officially a sociopath. I guess living in an alternate reality has worked for him up to his point. How can he take himself seriously? Talking about one side handling things in the right manner when he orchestrated a trade to get himself out of Brooklyn? He has got to be the only person that truly believes the Brooklyn Nets are at fault for how things played between the two parties.
First of all, the type of people you were dealing with? The type of people you were dealing with were management. Management that was intent on winning. Something Kidd was not doing a lot of in his first season behind the bench. Not only were the Nets losing, but Jason Kidd was embarrassing himself and the franchise (See: Intentionally spilling soda on the court). We are supposed to feel bad for Jason because the organization THOUGHT about firing him when they got off to an awful start? Doesn't Jason know a thing or two about unfair dismissals? Like when he basically got Byron Scott canned by himself. Too far back? How about when he ousted friend, and short time assistant Lawrence Frank during the same stretch where Jason, himself, was struggling. For someone that historically has had little remorse when it comes to people losing their jobs, it seems a bit disingenuous that he is so offended that his was position was, at best, in doubt. Always seemed like Kidd understood the business side of things. I guess that doesn't hold true when he is standing on the other side of the baseline.
He can almost get away with his first comment, but in true J-Kidd fashion, he didn't stop there. He hadn't made himself sound stupid enough yet. This motherfucker really compared itself to Doc Rivers? A coach with a championship pedigree. A coach that was mainstay in Boston until recently. Yes, he is correct in saying they both got traded. That is where the similarities stop. They were traded in vastly different fashions. Rivers was traded because Boston is going through a major rebuild and they owed it to him to give him a shot elsewhere. If anything, it was a peaceful and mutual split. Meanwhile, Jason Kidd sabotaged the relationship with a franchise that is only a year removed from retiring his jersey. To say Jason Kidd is the party that acted in a professional manner isn't just wrong, it is downright delusional.
Enjoy Milwaukee Jason, I hear it's beautiful this time of year. Keep up the professionalism like you do best. It may seem pretty enticing to lay your hands on your wife or to drink a fifth of vodka and go for a joy ride when the cold winter sets in. However, you're a coach now. A leader of men, if you will. Plus, with the amount of bridges you've burned, it would be wise to handle your relationship with the Bucks delicately.