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Jason Kidd to coach Bucks

The Jason Kidd coaching experiment is over in Brooklyn, but it's going to continue in Milwaukee. The Bucks agreed to send the Nets two second-round picks in exchange for Kidd, who coached Brooklyn to a 44-38 record in his debut season. Kidd and the Nets were at odds due to the team's decision not to give him control of basketball operations, an opportunity which he may get with a struggling Bucks franchise. He leaves behind a pretty lucrative coaching position, which could end up being filled by a big name.

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  • How far will Jason Kidd take the Bucks?

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  • Did you agree with the Nets' decision to not give Jason Kidd control of the team's basketball operations in addition to his head-coaching duties?

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  • Which of the following candidates rumored to be a replacement for Jason Kidd in Brooklyn would be the best choice?

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Jason Kidd retired earlier this month after racking up the second-most assists in NBA history. And although it's rare for a player to become a head coach so quickly, the new Brooklyn Nets navigator is hardly the first expert passer to get the top job with an NBA team. Counting Kidd, 11 of the NBA's 25 all-time assist leaders have gone on to become head coaches in the league. Can you name the other 10?

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Jason Kidd lands Nets coaching job

Shortly after announcing his retirement as a player, Jason Kidd will become <a href="http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/9378352/brooklyn-nets-hire-jason-kidd-sources">the next coach of the Nets</a>. Lots of ex-players have become coaches, but most have done so after first working as an assistant or media analyst. Would Kidd be a good fit in Brooklyn? How will the Nets fare with him at the helm? Vote below!

  • Is Jason Kidd the right coach for the Nets?

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  • How far will the Nets advance next season under Jason Kidd?

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  • Will the Nets ever win a championship under Jason Kidd?

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  • In which league do former players find the most success in transitioning to coach?

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  • What kind of NBA coach would Jason Kidd be?

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  • When choosing an NBA coach, how important is previous coaching experience?

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Let's see, how can we best sum up the way the Knicks have been playing in these past few games against the Pacers? Should we just link up the recap of their 93-82 loss on Tuesday night? What about an article where J.R. Smith takes responsibility for his dreadful shooting performance? Should we ask you to imagine the noise a sad trombone makes? Wait, we think we know: Just look at Carmelo Anthony's expression in the video above, and you'll get a sense of how bad the Knicks have been shooting.


Carmelo's time to shine

Carmelo Anthony has been shooting about 40 percent from the field in this series -- not terrible, for sure, but a little more than 4 percent worse than his season average.

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Smith's struggles

The Sixth Man of the Year has been so ice cold in the playoffs that some wag created @DidJRSmithMiss on Twitter. Sample tweet: "I mean, what do you think?"

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What do you expect out of J.R. Smith (shooting 28 percent from the field against the Pacers) in Game 5?

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Kidd scoreless

Jason Kidd's not a huge part of the Knicks' plans, but he's played 177 minutes in the past eight games and has scored zero points.

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Will Jason Kidd (zero points in the past eight games) score in the Knicks-Pacers series?

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Jason Kidd is headed to New York. The veteran point guard reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $9 million to join the Knicks, according to sources. Was acquiring the 39-year-old Kidd a wise choice for the Knickerbockers?

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