Originally Posted by NIKESUX
You can add J Kidd to that list too. He hit the ground running as well
He hit the ground running, right into a brick wall
Do you not remember the Nets terrible start that year, along with firing Lawerence Frank about a month into a 6 year deal, and the spilled Coke incident? All after his summer DUI. The NY media was spreading rumors that he wouldnt make it through the season every week.
I mean I agree that I think Kidd has turned things around and showed an ability to coach in this league. It was really stupid that a team with such lifty expectations as the nets had would turn to a rookie coach who had just retired like Kidd. I think it was their inferiority complex over Kidd ending his playing career on a high note with the Knicks that made them make the move to hire him.
I said it when he was catching heat but his ability to see the writing on the wall in both Brooklyn and Milwaukee was genius on his part. Fisher was in a different position than Kidd because the Knicks last year didnt have anything close to the kind of expectations the 2014 nets had, but my point is that Kidd definitely needed time to get the hang of things. He most definitely did not "hit the ground running" in Brooklyn.