Stefan Bondy reports that Kidd has simplified both the offensive and defensive schemes, and his players are happy and thriving. Deron Williams told Bondy that Kidd gets his points across quickly, while also mentioning it might have been best for Kidd to divorce himself of Lawrence Frank:
[sny-box]“I mean, Lawrence was always kind of the defensive guy, so he was talking on defense and he was definitely long-winded when it came to teaching, so I definitely think it’s helped [that Frank is no longer around] We’re a veteran group, so we get things pretty easily. So at times when you’re just talking and you’re not practicing, it gets a little lengthy. But I think J-Kidd does a good job of getting his points across quick and easy and then we move on.”[/sny-box]
There's another telling comment about the Kidd/Frank situation, and as things trickle out, it really seems like December 3rd could end up being a turning point in the Nets' season. Admittedly, their recent success has come against weak opponents (and it's a heck of a lot easier to be simple about the offense when Deron Williams is healthy and playing at the level he has been since returning), but it will get tougher next week with two games against Indiana in a six day span. For all the lipservice the Nets are paying to their recent turnaround, they'll need to solidify it with a few statement wins.
Read more: NY Daily News (Bondy)