ORLANDO- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd spoke to media for the first time since the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets blockbuster trade became official Friday afternoon prior to the Nets final summer league game at the Amway Center.
The final iteration of the trade sends Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph, three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016, 2018), and the option to swap first-round draft picks in 2017.
Kidd said he hasn’t spoken to Kevin Garnett since draft day, when he tried to convince his draft classmate to waive his no-trade clause so the deal could go through.
“My pitch was, you have an opportunity to win a championship again,” Kidd said. “Being able to, not just win a championship, but being able to teach these guys what it takes to win. (Robin) Lopez, (Andray) Blatche, DWill, Joe (Johnson), being able to show them what it takes to win.” Read more »