(NEW YORK) -- Could the Brooklyn Nets turn to Jason Kidd to fill their head coaching vacancy?
The recently-retired Kidd will meet with Nets general manager Billy King to pitch himself as the team's next head coach, according to sources close to the process.
Kidd is determined to show the Nets' brass that he is ready to make an immediate jump into coaching after retiring last week.
Kidd's interest in the Nets' position was first reported Sunday by Yahoo! Sports.
"There are some hurdles to overcome," one source said of Kidd emerging as a serious contender for the post.
The 40-year-old Kidd played 19 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship in 2011 and leading the Nets to the Finals in 2002 and 2003 when the franchise called New Jersey home. The New Jersey Nets had some of their brighest moments when Kidd was running the show.
Sources believe Kidd's history with the Nets and his close relationship with All-Star point guard Deron Williams will increase his chances of getting the job despite not having any previous coaching experience.
Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw is still believed to be the leading candidate to replace P.J. Carlesimo, and sources say he will interview with the team sometime this week.
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