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Kidd Seeking Double-Digit Assist Season From Deron Williams

Jason Kidd has supported Deron Williams since becoming the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and he laid out a statistical goal for his point guard on Sunday.

“I’m going to push him. I want the best for him,” Kidd said. “When we sit down and talk about goals, team goals and also individual goals, I’m going to push him and I want to get him back to double-digit assists.”

Williams hasn’t averaged at least 10 assists since 2010-11, which represented the fourth straight season he eclipsed that mark. Last season’s 7.7 assists per game was Williams’ lowest output since he was a rookie.

“You don’t want to take away from Deron’s freedom and creativity of putting pressure on the defense,” Kidd said. “And I thought he did a great job of that in the second half of last season. When he lost the weight, physically he felt better. His strength is when he’s in the open court."

Via Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News
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