The Detroit Pistons continue to cast a wide net in finding a replacement for head coach Stan Van Gundy. That already includes former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and a high-profile college basketball coach.
It now looks like Detroit has brought future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd into the conversation.
Jason Kidd is interviewing with the #Pistons today for the organization’s head coaching job, per source. Kidd arrived in Detroit last night.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 2, 2018
Kidd, 45, was fired by the Milwaukee Bucks midway through the 2017-18 season after a rift grew between him and the organization. He posted a 139-152 record in three-plus seasons with the Bucks. Prior to that, Kidd coached the Brooklyn Nets to a 44-38 record and a playoff appearance back in 2013-14.
Seen as somewhat of a volatile figure, Kidd would certainly be an intriguing hire. He has a track record of success as a coach in the NBA. He’s also had issues with players and front office personnel during that time.
A 12-time All-Star during his 19-year playing career, Kidd retired from the game back in 2012-2013. He was almost immediately hired as Brooklyn’s head coach, a clear indication that those around the Association think highly of a guy who ranks No. 2 on the all-time assists list.