New York Knicks Will Hire Jason Kidd As Next Head Coach
The New York Knicks will hire Jason Kidd as their new head coach, it appears.
David Fizdale was fired by James Dolan last week after less than two years at the helm of the Knicks.
In the subsequent days debates have raged regarding what direction New York should go in with his replacement.
Should it be a big name veteran head coach like Ty Lue? Or would it make sense to bring in a college basketball prodigy, akin to what the Boston Celtics did with Brad Stevens?
Some have argued that the Knicks should not hire a coach at all, and rather focus on shoring up the front office with someone like Masai Ujiri.
Obviously there are lot of directions the organization could go in.
According to ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith, apparently the Knicks are taking a very hard look at Los Angeles Lakers assistant head coach Jason Kidd to fill their vacant spot.
Prior to being hired by Los Angeles, Kidd served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks from 2014 to 2018 and is said to have a great relationship with star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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While Kidd did an admirable job of helping young players develop with the Bucks, he suffers from the same problem that ails Mark Jackson.
Both the Bucks and Golden State Warriors were solid under Kidd and Jackson, respectively. But neither team was able to take the next step until they were fired and more capable coaches were brought in.
Will the Knicks ultimately hire Kidd? It is hard to say. But it undoubtedly feels like something they would do.