Jason Kidd says he was just joking about wanting to coach the Warriors

HOF point guard turned coach has deep ties to the Bay

Karl Buscheck
August 03, 2018 - 11:21 am

Jason Kidd, the Bay Area native turned Cal star and Basketball Hall of Famer, would love to work in Golden State — if Steve Kerr should ever vacate his post. At least that was the intial impression, following an interview with Yahoo Finance on Thursday.

“One day I’ll come back and hopefully coach in the Bay Area,” Kidd said.

“This has always been home. And so hopefully maybe in high school, maybe in college. Or maybe if Steve Kerr ever decides to stop coaching, I can maybe help out with the Warriors one day.”

Kerr just inked a multi-year pact, for an undisclosed number of seasons and amount of money. Kidd’s four-and-a-half seasons on  an NBA bench were memorable, if not always successful. During his time with Nets and Bucks, Kidd amassed a 183-190 record.

On Friday afternoon, as the story spread across the internet, Kidd released a statement, via a representative, to put the soundbite in the proper context.

"I'd like to clarify that my comments about coaching the Warriors were taken out of context as I was making a joke during the interview. The Warriors have a great coach in Steve Kerr."

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