The Overreaction To Jason Kidd’s Militant Coaching Style Revealed In Giannis’ Biography Is The Ultimate Sign Of The Times

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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s new biography paints former coach Jason Kidd as the anti-thesis of a player’s coach, with one former player claiming his 4-year tenure was chalk full of “psychological warfare.”
  • Kidd began trending on social media for his “abusive” tactics, highlighting a double standard in the way the culture views its sports figures.
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Michael Jordan: Runs Luc Longley’s undies up the flag pole and sucker punches Steve Kerr into concussion protocol.

Us: “iT’s KiLLeR iNsTiNcT bRo. LeBrOn WoUlDn’T KnOw.”

Jason Kidd: Makes his underperforming team run on Christmas Eve—not Christmas, Christmas Eve.

Us: “Jason Kidd is the Zodiac Killer.”

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Personal Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in the public image of Jason Kidd. I don’t know the man, but my Asshole Meter ticks into the red whenever his name is mentioned, and given his prior transgressions, I’d say the meter is properly-calibrated. I only have a vested interest in justice with the information at hand.

I am after no glory or internet points, which appear to be the most valuable currency these days.

You can decide whether the Hall of Famer should or should not “be around other people, let alone coach an NBA team,” given the tales revealed in Giannis’ book that went viral via Twitter user @FakeTJHawke.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

TLDR: On December 23, 2017, the Bucks allowed the 11-21 Hornets to overcome an 18-point deficit and beat them after dropping 3 of their last 5.

Kidd, who scheduled to give players the next two days off, scheduled a rabid practice the following morning, running the team into the ground and calling Larry Sanders a “piece of sh*t” and a “terrible player.”

Kidd Goes Full O’Doyle On Larry Sanders

TLDR: Kidd then sentenced the team to a dip in the pool, continuing to berate Larry Sanders to the point of “full-body convulsion.”

Sanders, who’s suffered from depression and anxiety, asked to be excused from practice and took himself to the hospital, spending the night there.

Can We Speak With Your Load Manager?

Kidd “benched” Giannis even after being proven wrong about a missed assignment. The Bucks were blowing out the 76ers, yet this is supposed to be a condemnation of character? Kawhi Leonard would send Kidd and Edible Arrangements for this.

After Kidd was fired in 2018, Giannis heaped praise on Kidd, claiming he was a “big part” of his success and development in the NBA.

Ban Coaching

TLDR: Thon Maker was late to practice, so he made the team run. Like literally any coach at any level in America.

“Kidd would embarrass the culprit of an error by making everyone but that person run sprints for his mistake.”

This is literally 30% of the job description of a head coach. Should we cancel him or give him a raise?

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If any of these anecdotes make you feel less about Jason Kidd, you haven’t been paying attention.

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