Brooklyn Nets rookie coach Jason Kidd has come in for a lot of criticism since he took over the post in the Big Apple, but Marc Jackson is one person who certainly supports him.
Jackson, Golden State coach, knows how it feels to be Kidd as he also took a similar route to coaching after playing. Whilst many of the public and commentators are discrediting Kidd's abilities as a coach, Jackson certainly doesn't see it that way.
He also addressed the issue of assistant coach Lawrence Frank, who was ran off by Kidd only 17 games into a six-year deal.
"Everybody has to know who's in charge, and that's the head coach," said Jackson. "He's the guy calling the shots. I've never seen anyone of the Pips try to lead. That's Glady's role. Let Gladys be Gladys."
After only winning 10 of their opening 31 games, Brooklyn are now riding the crest of a wave with four victories on the bounce. This has seen them climb into the all important eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with a 14-21 record.
Only time will tell whether this form is a flash in the pan or not.