11/25/2013 08:23 am ET

The Jason Kidd Experiment


Everything is crashing down on Jason Kidd. ESPN’s David Thorpe, during a Truehoop TV segment in which he graded various coaches’ performances, called him the worst coach in the NBA. Howard Beck of Bleacher Report talked to a scout who told him that Kidd doesn’t do anything in terms of calling plays on offense or defense. Kidd blamed himself for a blowout loss against Portland on Monday. It’s hard to determine the degree to which a coach is responsible for a team’s success or failure, but both the media and Kidd seem to agree: He’s not adapting smoothly to his new vocation.

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