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Nets hire Jason Kidd as coach

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  • FILE - In this April 13, 2007, file photo, then-New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd reacts during an NBA basketball game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, June 12, 2013, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

      FILE - In this April 13, 2007, file photo, then-New Jersey Nets' Jason Kidd reacts during an NBA basketball game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, June 12, 2013, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

 
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The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd as their coach, bringing the former star back to the franchise.

Kidd just retired after his 19th NBA season and the Nets decided to hire him despite his lack of coaching experience.

The move reunites Kidd with the franchise he led to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03, when they played in New Jersey.

"Welcome home, Jason," owner Mikhail Prokhorov says Wednesday in a statement.

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