Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson both shared supportive words before Wednesday's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors.
Kidd is a rookie coach straight out of his NBA career and says he looks toward Mark Jackson as "my role model." Jackson became the Warriors' head coach after a long broadcasting career.
“He’s gone from playing to being a head coach and being a very good head coach,” Kidd said. “I’ve talked to him throughout the season.
"Hopefully I can become a coach like him.”