Trouble in Brooklyn? Kidd and Garnett have disagreement

  • Jason Whitney

Coach Jason Kidd and Kevin Garnett already have had a disagreement

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd and veteran Kevin Garnett apparently had a meeting that “didn’t go too well” in Garnett’s words. With a star-laden roster comes star-laden egos and that is exactly what first year head coach Jason Kidd will have to keep in check. And it may be easier said than done. Already, Kidd has announced Joe Johnson will take the final shot in games, which may not go over well with some of the other veterans as the season gets rolling. Now Kidd has let Garnett know that he may not be playing in back-to-back games, which set Garnett off.

Via Newsday.com:

“It didn’t go too well. I’m just being honest,” Garnett said Monday when asked about the conversation. “But I understand what he was saying. He’s trying to make sure I’m durable and can get through an 82-game season.

“I understand what it is. He’s not coming to me personally or as a man or anything like that. He’s looking to better me. So I will try to be receptive like that.”

But what is more telling, is Garnett stating that he doesn’t want to be told anything. He feels he has earned the right to an opinion, which he clearly has. However, usually the coach has the final say and Garnett may have to get use to that, or dreams of an NBA championship could turn into a train wreck.

“I just don’t want to be told anything. Hopefully, I’ve earned the right to have an opinion in something that I’m doing. But more importantly, seriously, from a chemistry standpoint, it’s important for me to be out there with everybody, and I think it’ll speed up the chemistry process a little quicker.”

Stay tuned…

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7 Responses to Trouble in Brooklyn? Kidd and Garnett have disagreement

  • Finally, Garnett is becoming humble and submissive. Now, he is really ready for a championship. I was a coach that was fortunate to watch Ray Allen’s climb to success and he always had humility and obedience to his coaches. This led to his great success and millions on the court and off the court.

    • Ray may have piggy-backed on The Truth, KG and LeBum to get his rings, but Garnett also has a championship and millions upon millions. If KG has a championship, he must have been ready for it. I’m not sure what your point is. Are you submissive and ready?

  • I understand both sides KG wants to be in the game helping his team, he also don’t want to be made to feel like his skills has dwindled either it’s a knock against him -to him. Caoch Kidd want to save his star for the playoffs when he will really need him to maybe log a lot of minutes and exert alot of energy. KG has to accept that he isn’t the spry young kid thaqt could play the entire game with great efficiency and Kidd has to remember that players have egos and they are fragile no matter how much they talk to themselves, bark or even bite at people. It for the betterment of the team as a whole. We can all get along …right???!!!

  • Can anyone just shut up and play ball, head strung coaches ego driven players ,millionaires. Is anyone else fed up with professional athletes. Work a 7am to 3:30pm job everyday then you can complain.

    • Agree 100% with that. Tired of athletes who think they’re running the team. If they want to coach, they should retire and get a job coaching. Fed up with these divas.

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