Jason Kidd reportedly interviewing for Pistons’ coaching job

By Vincent Frank
Courtesy of Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports

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.

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.