Jason Kidd RumorsAll NBA Players
Q: With Jason Kidd as your coach, you’re getting a chance to play for one of the game’s great point guards. What kind of relationship do the two of you have? Matthew Dellavedova: We’re just getting to know each other. He’s been offering tips on what he sees out there. There’s no better [situation] as a point guard as having a coach that played the same position at the highest level for a long, long time. It’s been great so far, and we’re looking forward to the season. Q: Has he given you specific pointers, or is it more general advice? Matthew Dellavedova: It’s been general, about leading guys and things like that. On the court, different passes or pushing the break. He also brought John Stockton into training camp, so it was really cool to be able to ask him some questions as well.
Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talked about trade rumors involving guard Michael Carter-Williams in an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio: “Rumors are just part of this business. We’re happy with Michael (Carter-Williams). He’s had a great summer and has worked extremely hard and it showed in the first game in Chicago.
“The Rondo deal, that’s the one that stands out,” said Tim MacMahon on the Dunc’d On Podcast with Nate Duncan. “Rick Carlisle told them he did not want him. He said he was going to kill the spacing. He said Rondo is going to be a really bad fit. But essentially what happened there, and Rick stood down once he understood this, Dirk wanted the deal done. Dirk has traded for two point guard during his time. He’s traded for Jason Kidd; that one helped deliver a championship here. Got off to a rocky start but certainly ended up with a ring. He made one great deal for a point guard while the Rondo trade was a total disaster.”
Officially, Lopez has played for Nets coaches Lawrence Frank, Avery Johnson, Lionel Hollins and Kidd, as well as interim coaches Tom Barrise, Kiki Vandeweghe, P.J. Carlesimo and Tony Brown. Asked recently to go through his mental Rolodex of coaches, Lopez struggled. “L-Frank,” he began, attempting to name them sequentially. “T.B., Kiki, Avery, J-Kidd… No?”
The Milwaukee Bucks stood together in a show of “unity” during the national anthem before Monday’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks stood in a line, with each man putting his left arm around the man next to him. Some players and coaches kept their right hands on their hearts as the anthem played. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd made it clear before the game that his team was “not protesting,” in the wake of recent events centered around opposition to police brutality and shootings across the country. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the most recent trend last month, when he decided to sit during the national anthem. He has been kneeling during the anthem the past few weeks. “It’s not a protest,” Kidd said. “We’re not protesting. We’re showing unity. There’s not a protest.”