By Rich Winter
I think we can all agree that the big loser in the Jason Kidd vs. Brooklyn Nets saga was former Bucks coach Larry Drew who got canned today as the 'As the NBA world Turns' spun into a strange saga.
Now, who the winner of Jason Kidd vs. the Brooklyn Nets, I can't yet decide.
Nets perspective - I think fro the Nets perspective, coaches of Jason Kidd's ilk are a dime a dozen. I'm not sure if we an evaluate Kidd's performance realistically with all of the injures and the slow start by the team last season.
Seems like the Nets might be leaning towards Lionel Hollins or Mark Jackson and in my book they are just as good if not better than Kidd.
The two, second round draft picks are good for the Nets, yet, unless you're Cleanthony Early, second round picks don't usually do squat.
That said, the Nets, who are ancient, did get some bargaining chips for the near and immediate future.
Jason Kidd - Seems like Jason Kidd wanted to be a front-office guy or at least have the same powers that a Gregg Popovich had. I find it interesting the Nets told him to beat it because he just doesn't have enough experience with that kind of operation of dealing with trades and evaluating players and really being a decision maker for the draft.
I think Kidd will get some real coaching and front-office experience dealing with a young Bucks team that had the worst record in the league last season.
Kidd is gonna hafta coach his butt off just for this team to get 25 wins and any kind of respectability.
From Kidd's perspective, I think he thinks he won.
The Nets are old and land-locked without first-round draft picks and an older than though roster.
If Garnett retires and Pierce leaves then the Nets will be the 2012 Nets all over again, except without Garnett and Pierce and in all reality, just another year older.
I think Kidd saw the writing on the wall and left a sinking ship before it hit rock bottom.
So who won - No one, it was a tie...messy divorces usually are.