Jason Kidd is already putting his stamp on the Brooklyn Nets.
Kidd who was an efficient, dime dropping point guard during his career, would like Deron Williams to take off where he left off.
Kidd told the New York Daily News that he wants Williams “to get back to averaging double-digit assist next season.”
“I’m going to push him. I want the best for him,” Kidd said after signing autographs at the Nets’ merchandise store in Coney Island. “When we sit down and talk about goals, team goals and also individual goals, I’m going to push him and I want to get him back to double-digit assists.”
Williams hasn’t averaged at least 10 assists since 2010-11, which represented the fourth straight season he eclipsed that mark. Last season’s 7.7 assists per game was Williams’ lowest output since he was a rookie. And as the assist numbers dipped in the last two seasons, so did Williams’ shooting percentage.
Williams appears healthy and fit after changing his eating habits and losing 15 pounds. With the bevy of new toys and weapons that will be at his disposal, Williams should have no problem getting back to the 12.5 assist he averaged in Utah.