5 Ways We Know Jason Kidd Is in over His Head as Brooklyn Nets' Coach

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5 Ways We Know Jason Kidd Is in over His Head as Brooklyn Nets' Coach
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The Brooklyn Nets reached deep into Mikhail Prokhorov's pockets this summer and emerged with a collection of talent built for the ages.

Rather than protect the largest single-season investment in NBA history, though, Brooklyn risked it all on the coaching mind of 40-year-old Jason Kidd.

The problem? That mind didn't exist. Kidd had no coaching background to speak from, nothing more than 19 years of playing the game at the professional level.

That's like building the world's most expensive restaurant and tasking a farmer with handling its day-to-day operations. The work is related, but the job descriptions are so incredibly different.

Kidd is less than six months into his coaching career. But that's less of an excuse, more of a foundation of this problem.

He has to make good on $200 million of championship dreams. Yesterday. He must balance a collection of All-Star egos—players he called peers just last season—and make them buy into a vision he's still learning how to paint.

Kidd's unbelievably far in over his head, and that's becoming more obvious by the second. There is no shortage of evidence to substantiate that fact, but five different themes have emerged to drive that point painfully home.

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