Jason Kidd mistake Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can learn from: 2. Power plays
Kidd was no stranger to making power plays throughout his time in the NBA. Beyond his penchant for forcing coaches out of town, Kidd was no stranger to throwing his weight around in several ways. He forced his way out of Dallas in 1996 by doing just that.
He had two infamous incidents with the Nets too. First, J-Kidd forced his way out of New Jersey and back to Dallas in 2008. His biggest may have been the failed move to gain more power as coach of the Nets that saw him traded to Milwaukee.
The only time Kidd reached the second round of the playoffs as a coach was in Brooklyn. He took over a rebuilding Bucks team with a plethora of young talent, but they won just 15 games the season before Kidd arrived. Kidd’s power moves did not always work out in his favor.
Luka Doncic has plenty of power. He is one of the biggest and brightest superstars in the NBA. The 22-year-old could get coaches fired, force the team to make roster changes, and just throw his weight around. Those moves do not always work out, though. Jason Kidd knows first-hand and can help Luka learn that valuable lesson.