The Nets Have Made It Official With Jason Kidd

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Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks drives toward the basket during the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 5, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 05:  Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks drives toward the basket during the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 5, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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It's a risky move, one that has already seen the Nets accused of trying to "win the press conference" instead of winning games. But the team shrugged off critics on Wednesday and officially hired one of their best-known alums, Jason Kidd, as head coach, even though the 40-year-old who retired this month has never coached before. Kidd has a guaranteed three-year deal with the team, less than two weeks after he retired as a player. Guy can certainly win the job-search game, at least.