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Nets Hire Jason Kidd As New Head Coach

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The Brooklyn Nets have named former Nets and Knicks point guard Jason Kidd as their new head coach.

The team announced the hire in a press release Wednesday evening.

Kidd played for the Nets from 2001 through 2008, while the team played in New Jersey.

He was the captain of Nets teams that reached the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.

Kidd played with the Knicks last season, which was the last season of his 19-year career.

He won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days," Kidd said in a statement Wednesday. "Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that's how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career."

Kidd's hiring comes just nine days after he announced his retirement from the NBA.

He will be formally introduced by the Nets Thursday at 2 p.m.

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