Isiah Thomas had nothing but good words to say about fellow NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd.
Thomas believes Kidd, who is currently working as an assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers, is ‘special’.
“When you talk about observation and participation. Jason Kidd’s gift from a participatory standpoint in terms of him understanding offenses and defenses because he’s had to dissect it, play against it and then was successful in understanding what he was seeing.
So there isn’t a defense that hasn’t been invented that Jason Kidd hasn’t played against and beat; so he will know where the weak spots are in every defense that he faces that he coaches against and he can tell his players, ‘This is what you look for and this is where the openings are going to be,” Thomas told Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy.com.
Kidd has won the NBA championship both as a player (Dallas Mavericks, 2011) and coach (2020).