Jason Kidd has withdrawn himself as a candidate for the next coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, he told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
"Portland's a first-class organization and will have great candidates for its head coaching job, but I've decided not to be one of them," said Kidd. "Whoever they choose will have big shoes to fill from Terry [Stotts]."
Kidd received Damian Lillard's endorsement on Friday night.
The Blazers have yet to reach out to any candidates directly, though that is expected to change after the first round.
The team is expected to consider Jeff Van Gundy, Mike D'Antoni, Chauncey Billups, and Juwan Howard, according to sources.