Are Jason Kidd’s New Glasses a Sign He’s Quiet Quiet?
There is a phenomenon, a quirk, a thing that happens to coaches every now and then, a subtle or sometimes obvious change that I think indicates that they’ve quit their job. When a skipper knows his time at a job is running out, he will change his clothes. It can be as obvious as Nathaniel Hackett going from a beaming rookie head coach to a Stone Cold Steve Austin look-alike, or as harmless as changing your glasses. And I think it happens with Jason Kid at the moment.
(I fully acknowledge that this idea is probably dead wrong / a theory that only the January 6th rioters would believe, but it’s a lot more interesting as another update on the state of Lukas Doncic and the Mavs.)
At the start of the season with the Dallas Mavericks, Kidd sported those translucent frames and has since switched to a dark black pair. He doesn’t care if his athleisure tops and bottoms are same shade of Dallas Blue. Even his comments (more on that later) sound like someone ready to hug the couch for a few months. You know, maybe catch on successorwith a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos within reach and a handful of ZipRecruiter tabs leaking out.
A tale of coaches waving the white flag over their dressing room
The first time I noticed this was well before recessions prompted millennials to use the phrase “quiet quitting.” In the final weeks of Bill Callahan’s misguided tenure at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers’ coach stopped wearing red. Every press conference was a parade of gray and tan sweaters until he was mercifully relieved of his post.
The reason this is an oddity or not immediately apparent to fans is that by the time the coach gave up, so did the fanbase and front office. The man with the toy bow is a walking dead man, and now he’s dressing like one.
Check out this picture of Hackett earlier in the season with the Denver BroncosBefore Russell Wilson ruined his life with catchphrases and bad passes.
This is what a guy looks like who genuinely believes that with hard work and a “can-do” attitude, things will change. Here’s Hackett from the late stage. (WHAT?)
My god, Sturgis won’t be here for another five months. Is WWE hosting a cosplay convention? Most importantly, where did you get that cute chain wallet from? By that point, everyone including Hackett knew he was gone and we’re nearing that point in Dallas if things continue to be so-so afterKyrie Irving act.
All right, this is J-Kidd in October/November.
He doesn’t always wear glasses, but when he did, they were modest and nonthreatening. That of a helpful librarian. He has recently switched to thick, dark frames. The ones your spouse wears when they’re either getting ready for bed or when they’re in the mood.
While Kidd still looks like an educator, I get the feeling he’s eagerly googleing the first few paragraphs of essay submissions to check for plagiarism. (Not because he doesn’t trust the students, but because he doesn’t think they are better writers than he is.)
On Tuesday while a game about team health, Kidd said that with more injury luck Dallas could reach the playoffs: “And if not, that’s just the season. Nobody dies.” Then why do you dress up for a funeral and praise the year/your coaching career?
In the end, poor coaching will be the reason Kidd gets fired, not how many times he chooses to quit and get angry glasses, but I found this development interesting and worth a few hundred internet words.
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