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Everyone knew there would be question marks regarding whether or not first-year head coach Jason Kidd would seamlessly transition to the sidelines, but few expected his coaching tenure to be as bleak as it has been.
Kidd hired Lawrence Frank to be his capo, and while the pairing seemed justified when considering their history together, it was a failure. As noted by B/R's Ben Leibowitz, via David Aldridge of NBA.com,
Frank was angered that Kidd chose assistant Joe Prunty instead of him to coach the team in his absence while Kidd served his DUI suspension at the start of the regular season.
The denouement came in the now well-reported blowup Kidd had with Frank, where Kidd, according to a source, told Frank: "Sit the (bleep) down! I'm the coach of this (13-letter word) team! When you're on the bench, don't (bleeping) move!"
In regards to why Kidd reassigned Frank, he had the following to say in a video interview with TNT, via Ben Golliver of NBA.SI.com,
Philosophies, sometimes things don’t work out. You have to accept that. I could accept that. At the same time, there’s a brand, the Brooklyn Nets that has to move forward. I have to find a way to make them better. For coaches, it happens just like players. It could be a disagreement, or an understanding that we don’t get along. But I have to do what’s best for the brand, and that’s what I had to do.
At the time of Frank's removal from Kidd's bench, the Nets had a 5-12 record. The organization currently checks in with a 10-21 record, so perhaps, Kidd didn't do what was best for the brand.
Kidd's apparent immaturity as a head coach was also revealed during his soda incident, when he allegedly asked Tyshawn Taylor to bump into him in order to stop the clock—a quasi-savvy move that reflected the desperation exuding from Brooklyn's bench.