The New York Knicks have been on the market for a new head coach and Jason Kidd has emerged as the frontrunner for the situation. Stefan Bondy of this New York Daily News reports that Kidd was pegged from the franchise as an effective conduit for bringing free agents.
Kidd, of course, served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks involving 2014 and 2018 and also has a solid connection with 2021 free broker Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Given New York’s famous urge to move all in from the pursuit of big name free agents, the option will make sense.
“He is a major part of my success in the league,” Antetokounmpo informed the Associated Press after Kidd’s dismissal in the Bucks at 2018. “I am loyal to the folks I use. I really like him as a person. I care for him as a person. “
Regardless of the prospective recruitment advantages, Kidd is not considered as the team’s best coaching choice throughout the board, yet, and for this reason the staff will probably be intent on picking his assistant coaching team.
Popular options to combine Kidd in the petition of the Knicks are Rod Strickland, Kenny Payne and Mike Woodson, all of whom have ties to lately appointed Knicks executive William Wesley.
We wrote about the way the Knicks would join the existing Los Angeles Lakers helper last month. At that moment, former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau has been considered the frontrunner for the place.
Based on Bondy, the Knicks are reluctant to fulfill Thibodeau’s contract requirements.
While Kidd’s Hall of Fame playing unfolded mostly in Dallas, Phoenix and New Jersey, he did complete his career with the Knicks franchise.