Jason Kidd appeared on The Jump on Monday to talk basketball with Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Scottie Pippen as the regular season winds down, and right off the bat, Nichols brought up the Cal basketball head coaching vacancy to gauge J-Kidd’s interest in a potential return to coaching next season.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding Jason’s next move, and while nothing has been decided yet, the former Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets head coach is glad to be in consideration for potential jobs and wants to get back on the sidelines.
“I think Cal is a great institution. We’ll see what happens,” Kidd said. “I would love to get back to coaching at any level, college or the NBA, so right now, it’s nice to be wanted. And that just tells me I’m doing the right thing, and I think the year off helped clean up some things too, just to refocus and have that energy.”
In addition to discussing his potential coaching future, Kidd also dished on a variety of topics, including his development of MVP-hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo, the difficulties of developing his jump shot, and the Rookie of the Year race between Trae Young and Luka Doncic that has drawn comparisons to his own rookie season along with Grant Hill.