Jason Kidd retired from the NBA after the New York Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs last season and then quickly was hired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

"it's been a great transformation from player to coach," said Kidd.

Kidd appears to be taking a CEO approach to the job, similar to Larry Bird's tenure as head coach of the Indiana Pacers.

"You know, I have a great staff around me," said Kidd. "Lawrence Frank, [John] Welch, Joe Prunty, Roy Rogers. Guys that have been coaching and understand what it takes to coach. But the understanding to be able to draw up a play with five seconds [left]. I understand that I haven't gotten there yet. But I continue to practice with the board. But these guys have done it. So for me, it's to go in, talk to the guys, tell them what I see, what they've done right and wrong, and if there's an offensive play that I can call that they already know, then go with it. But I've always asked, 'do we need to draw it up?' So L Frank or Welch are there to draw up the play if they need to see it.