While some growing pains were to be expected, it's hard to imagine anybody predicted the Brooklyn Nets to get off to a 3-8 start. And while the play on the court has been underwhelming, there may also be some friction growing between first-year head coach Jason Kidd and assistant coach Lawrence Frank, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. This tidbit comes on the heels of a report from Bleacher Report's Howard Beck that featured some scathing quotes about Kidd's coaching competence. Specifically, a veteran NBA scout said Kidd "doesn't do anything," leaving most of the play-calling to Frank and assistant John Welch. That's quite the harsh criticism of Kidd, who's learning on the job in a situation that demands immediate excellence. The Nets' win-now mentality made the decision to hire Kidd all-the-more curious, and based on the early results, it's looking like a big mistake. Hiring a coach with more experience to lead a veteran laden team may have been a better choice, but the Nets have made their bed with Kidd.
Friction growing between Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank, according to report
SB Nation | Nov 22