Jason Kidd

A week after he announced his retirement from the NBA, news surfaces that Jason Kidd will meet with the Brooklyn Nets this week to pitch himself as the team’s next head coach.

According to ESPN.com, the 40-year-old’s meeting with Nets general manager Billy King was originally scheduled as an open-ended discussion about potential employment with the team, but sources say he is determined to convince King he’s ready to begin coaching.

Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw is also a candidate for Brooklyn’s coaching position… and will interview with the Nets this week.

Kidd announced his retirement Monday (June 3) after 19 seasons in the league, in which he led the NBA in assists five times. He also led the Nets to two NBA Finals appearances when the franchise was based in New Jersey.