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From running the court, to roaming the sidlines. Nets hire ex-Mav Jason Kidd as coach

Published On: Jun 12 2013 08:23:46 PM CDT
Jason Kidd

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd as their coach, bringing the former star back to the franchise.
    
Kidd just retired after his 19th NBA season and the Nets decided to hire him despite his lack of coaching experience.
    
The move reunites Kidd with the franchise he led to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03, when they played in New Jersey.
    
"Welcome home, Jason," owner Mikhail Prokhorov says Wednesday in a statement.