Jason Kidd is a real coach now.
He was whistled for a technical foul in his Orlando summer league debut.
“It happens,” Kidd said after he Brooklyn Nets’ 76-67 loss to the Detroit Pistons. “I learned quickly where the coaching box is. I’ve seen some coaches on the other end of the floor, so I can’t follow their lead.”
Kidd, who has no previous coaching experience, relied on his staff of assistants in his first game. His former head coach, Lawrence Frank, now an assistant, drew up plays during timeouts.
“This is training ground for every one — officials, coaches, players,” said Kidd, 40. “We’re all trying to get better.”
Here’s more from Sunday’s game.