SUMMER SCHOOL: Kidd has said the transition from player to coach is going to be a process. After all, he’s just over a month removed from retiring. Lead assistant Lawrence Frank drew up the plays during timeouts, and sometimes Kidd presented them in the huddle. Kidd sat next to Frank on the bench, getting up between plays to give instructions or words of encouragement to his players. Obviously, Kidd is still very much learning how to coach, and he’s fortunate he gets to learn from his former coach, Frank. Attire-wise, Kidd sported a white Nets polo and black shorts.
ARE YOU SERIOUS? Kidd was accessed his first technical foul with 2:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was apparently for leaving the coach’s box. Kidd was upset about a no-foul call.
COME GET SOME: Mason Plumlee provided the highlight of the game early in the first quarter. The team’s first-round pick got out on the fast break, spun into the lane and finished off a two-handed dunk over fellow first-rounder Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He also skied high for a one-handed slam late in the third quarter. In his professional debut, Plumlee finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds and five turnovers. He wasn’t kidding when he said he’d bring much-needed athleticism to the table.
MAKING A POINT: Second-year pro Tyshawn Taylor is going to have to battle newcomer Shaun Livingston for minutes backing up starter Deron Williams at point guard. Taylor missed his first seven shots, but managed to finish with 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting.
LINE OF THE NIGHT: Detroit’s Andre Drummond had 12 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, five steals and seven turnovers. Kidd elected to employ a Hack-A-Drummond strategy late in the fourth quarter.
WHAT ARE THEY WEARING?! The Nets sported white short-sleeve jerseys, which appear to be the future of the NBA. The league might want to consider scraping the idea, though.
UP NEXT: Nets versus Miami Heat, Monday night at 5 p.m.