Damian Lillard told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports that his preference is for Jason Kidd to be the next coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

“Jason Kidd is the guy I want,” Lillard told Haynes.

Kidd is currently an assistant coach of the Lakers.

Lillard is expected to be more vocal with his requests, sources told Haynes.

Lillard reportedly respects Kidd's basketball IQ and believes that he can take the Blazers to the next level.

While Lillard prefers Kidd, the Blazers are said to leaning towards Chauncey Billups