Jason Kidd is something of a legend in Northern California. He grew up in the Bay Area, and was a superstar at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. He then played two seasons at Cal, where he was a first-team All-American as a sophomore.
So it’s no surprise that his heart is in the Bay Area. And because of it, he recently mentioned that he would love to one day coach the Golden State Warriors.
Speaking to Yahoo! Finance about a recent app investment, Kidd - who coached the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks after his Hall of Fame playing career - revealed a desire to take his coaching back to his roots. “One day I’ll come back and hopefully coach in the Bay Area,” Kidd said. “This has always been home, so hopefully, maybe in High School, maybe in college, or maybe if Steve Kerr ever decides to stop coaching, I could maybe help out with the Warriors one day.”
Kidd said the bit about Kerr and the Warriors with a smile on his face, and I’m sure many Oakland residents would rejoice at the thought of Kidd one day playing a role with the Warriors.
That said, here are two unfortunate facts about Kidd: He was pretty darn bad as an NBA coach, and he has a pretty ugly personal history of domestic abuse.
So, it’s a no from me.