Originally posted on NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith:
HANG TIME SOUTHWEST — Trivia time: Which point guard, Jason Kidd or Deron Williams, has finished more seasons with a double-digit assist average?
Answer: It’s not the NBA’s No. 2 all-time assists leader. Kidd finished his 19-year career with three (1999, 2000 and ’08). Williams, after eight seasons, already has four, all of which came from 2008-11. Kidd, now Williams’ coach with the Brooklyn Nets, wants to make it five.
“I’m going to push him. I want the best for him,” Kidd told the New York Daily News on Sunday 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’ pace faltered the last two seasons with various impediments to blame, from former…
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