The Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd was recently invited to the premiere of the new movie “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Jagpal Khahera of The Source got a chance to ask him a couple of questions when he was walking down the red carpet — the first — Did futuristic movies make you think the the world would look futuristic when you were growing up?
Terrible question. Here’s Kidd’s answer:
“I’m a big fan of the “Matrix.” I thought that was a classic, it kind of gave us something of what the future could be,” Kidd said. “But also some of the plot of this movie! He’s fighting for what he believes in and so it’s something that hopefully when I see them, now that I’m a coach, I can use this as one of my tools.”
Terrible answer. To be fair, I’m not sure how he could really respond to that question in an intelligent way. It’s cool if Kidd wants to try to use movies and heroes to motivate his players. If you saw the emotion that Kevin Garnett leaves out on the court in my last post, you’ll know that the Nets won’t lack for motivation this season.
Khahera also asked Kidd ‘how the team was meshing with so many new players?’ Nevermind that the players are still off and most of them haven’t been in touch with each other while they are on vacation. Here’s Kidd’s response:
“They’ve been great, we got a great group of guys,” Kidd said. “And so I’m very excited about the veteran guys and I’m looking forward to it. But you know, when you come to movies like this you pick up different things. So I’m excited to see what this brings.”