Report: Jason Kidd has interest in coaching Trail Blazers

Robert Marvi
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Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have been knocked out of the first round of the 2021 NBA postseason, one of their assistant coaches may be on the move.

The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly are interested in hiring Jason Kidd as their next head coach, and he is rumored to be interested in the job as well.

On Friday, Terry Stotts and the Blazers parted ways after the team was eliminated by the shorthanded Denver Nuggets.

Years ago, Kidd was one of the NBA’s top point guards. He turned the New Jersey Nets from a laughingstock into a very good team by leading it to back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals.

Later on, he finally got a ring with the 2011 Dallas Mavericks. Shortly after his playing career ended, he became a head coach. He coached for the Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

If Kidd indeed moves to Portland, his experience in winning an NBA championship as both a player and coach will come in handy.

The Blazers have not won it all since 1977 when they were led by Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.