The news filled the back cover of the Daily News--sponsor of the Barclays Center plaza--and made the back of the Post.
Press conference today
Kidd's Barclays Center press conference will be live-streamed at 2 pm today on BrooklynNets.com.
"Welcome home, Jason," declared majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov.
Of course "home" means the Nets franchise. Not Brooklyn. They're happy to conflate the two, of course.
But Prokhorov, after the Nets' first season buzz declines, surely likes the idea of gaining a celebrity coach who has many upsides. One thing to watch for, of course, is King's record of off-the-court issues, including a DUI arrest last year and a past history of spousal abuse accusations.
The most important thing, of course, is winning. The Nets canned two coaches last year. That's why Ken Berger of CBS Sports warned, "Rent, don't buy."