According to a report by Philly.com, the Brooklyn Nets and Jason Kidd could be finalizing a contract to make Kidd the head coach of the Nets for the next 3 seasons. The report says the Kidd announcement could come later this week, possibly tomorrow.
However, the Kidd contract talks are far from final. The Nets still have not announced that he will even be head coach, let alone the terms of a contract. As of now, Brian Shaw is still very much in the mix to also become head coach.
If the Nets do choose Kidd, he is currently assembling a veteran assistant coaching staff that will likely include his former coach with the New Jersey Nets Lawrence Frank, among others.
If Jason does become coach, vibes around the league are that it is very difficult to transition directly from playing to coaching, but if any player can do it, it is Jason Kidd. He has received positive feedback from fellow future hall-of-famer and former teammate Dirk Nowitzki and former Brooklyn Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo, who might still be a little bit sour about how he was let go at the end of the season.
Expect the Nets to make a decision about Kidd in the coming days.