If one thing has become clear during the last few weeks, it’s that Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd is going to get linked to just about every single head coaching opening around the NBA (and maybe even some that aren’t available just yet. The man loves coups, after all).
Kidd was connected to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, and the Orlando Magic earlier in the week. And previously this month, he was linked to the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers, the latter of whom he already walked away from. And with several more openings around the NBA, noise is surely only going to intensify, and Kidd’s agent is going to make sure their client gets mentioned in nearly all of the aftermath.
Current NBA head coach openings:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 17, 2021
New Orleans Pelicans
Portland Trail Blazers
So after laughing about the insane levels of dysfunction within the Dallas Mavericks right now and adding the likely-soon-to-be-open Milwaukee Bucks head coaching job to the list for good measure, Sabreena Merchant and Harrison Faigen spent most of the latest episode of “I Love Basketball” — a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll — discussing which of these openings Kidd would likely find more appealing, from most to least desirable.
Which teams are the most (and least) likely to hire Kidd as their next head coach, what roster has the best talent and where would he have the easiest time trying to execute a coup? Harrison and Sabreena factored in all that and more while trying to rank the jobs from Kidd’s perspective on our latest podcast.
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You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and Sabreena at @sabreenajm.