Brooklyn’s management, spearheaded by audacious owner Mikhail Prokhorov, is unlikely to send Kidd packing just about a third of the way through the season. The Nets brazenly invested far too much money, confidence and pride in the rookie coach over the summer to call it quits this early.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Kidd is losing support from the locker room after such a poor start to the season, but made no mention of any backing, or lack thereof, from the team's ownership.
While Kidd's departure is unlikely—at least this early in the season—that doesn’t mean we can’t think about potential candidates more fit for Brooklyn’s coaching job.
The following rankings are based on coaches' prior experience, superstar management (that means you, Deron Williams) and suitability with the Nets roster.
Let’s do some window shopping, shall we?
All stats are accurate as of Dec. 31, courtesy of Basketball Reference.