Brooklyn Nets finalize coaching staff

The Brooklyn Nets finalized Jason Kidd's coaching staff Tuesday, officially adding John Welch, Joe Prunty and Charles Klask. The team also named Jim Sann as an advanced scout.

Welch served as an assistant to George Karl in Denver for the last eight seasons. He sat next to Kidd during Brooklyn's Summer League games.

The Nets believe the additions of veterans Welch and Lawrence Frank will help ease Kidd's transition from player to head coach.

Prunty recently served as an assistant in Cleveland for the last three seasons. Klask was an assistant in Detroit for the last two seasons.

Kidd's coaching staff also includes Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes.