Stephen A. reacts to Damian Lillard calling for the Blazers to hire Jason Kidd | First Take

Stephen A. reacts to Damian Lillard calling for the Blazers to hire Jason Kidd | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss who Portland should hire to keep Damian Lillard happy.
0:00 Molly Qerim Rose breaks down the latest Jason Kidd turning down any consideration for the Portland Trail Blazers head coaching position.
0:30 Stephen A. explains why Mark Jackson is a prime candidate for the job.
1:30 Stephen A. shares the information he gathered about Kidd withdrawing from consideration.
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    Mark Jackson the man

  3. Austin on June 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Mark Jackson said he doesn’t want to coach he likes his current role

  4. Owain Miles on June 16, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    lol mark Jackson

  5. Michael mccourt on June 16, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    dude get over race? they would hire satan to win a champioship

  6. HansyAli on June 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    My guess is Stephen thinks this is a racial issue LOL unreal

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  10. ehhserku moo on June 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Isn’t it a white privilege??? Asking for sas

  11. Rambo Moore on June 16, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Pssst. Stephen A., your favoring of blackness is showing. There is way too much over-representation of blacks in the NBA. Where are my Asian, Central/South American and Middle Eastern brothers representation? Asian coach? Crickets. Stephen only suggests black people for jobs…. interesting because that smells or racism right? Ironic.

  12. Mark Johnson on June 16, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    When did Jason Kidd become Phil Jackson or Pat Riley or Greg Popovich STOP IT!!!!!!! Mark is the one who a championship Caliber team and because of his VALUES has been BLACKBALLED still in 2021 SMMFH!!!!

  13. sakhile on June 16, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Stephen "Center of Attention" A. Smith

  14. Peter Gianakopoulos on June 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Was it Mr Smith saying ? Please don’t tell me race? Buy a team and you hire Mr Jackson.

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  17. S. M.A. on June 16, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    $A$ OWHY WERE YOU ON THOSE CAMPUSES TALKING ABOUT A TEENAGER????? $TEVEN A $NITCH.

  18. Michael Redd on June 16, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Sameway you brought up K. Brown when Stern wanted young men to goto college before the NBA. you’re such a clown. I see what you’re doing trying to show merit. To late buddy. I know your type you showed your hand already clown. Or should I say your red nose "bonk bonk"

  19. Tyriq The Pharaoh on June 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Not happening The Lakers is firing Vogel and hiring Jason Kidd!

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  21. Sauce K on June 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    No one said anything about J Kidd past until he just brought it up

  22. Fifty Fifty on June 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Jason kit and Lillard to Lakers it’s all tactics

  23. HansyAli on June 16, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Is he black enough for you there Stephen?

  24. William Allen on June 16, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Nobody is gonna win with that team because the only thing the GM give them is Dame and CJ. They need more than that in the west

  25. jhon paura on June 16, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I hear alot of you idiots saying let lillard walk.ill tell you what you dont want him we will gladly take him in chicago and that would be a rap.imagine lavine and lillard.

  26. PortoRock on June 16, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Sam Cassell is all Brain give that man a shot

  27. Vitaliy Pulber on June 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Stephen A., Damian Lillard is an African American man asking for a coach…. is this another racist thing that you will say on ESPN? Shame on you Stephen A. Race cards only when you want to flash them. You said "What about the merit of what you do?" wait… so no more a white and black thing? Now we are back to merritt?

  28. TruthJuice on June 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Lillard aint slick hes telling the Lakers "make Kidd head coach if you want me". Portland has nothing to do with it if he knows him than he knows what his response would have been its a setup to either get his boy a head coaching job at a top franchise and or setting up so he can go to LA aswell.

  29. Tony Arceneaux on June 16, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    How long will Jason Kidd’s past would cost his chances at NBA coaching jobs?

  30. WAVMOB on June 16, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Cancel Culture, they stamp you with the Scarlet letter and thats it. "They" also have skeleton in their own closet yet pass judgement as if humans can’t be flawed at points in their life.

  31. babyganga on June 16, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    God Stephen A only picks black coaches its really becoming disturbing.

  32. Cody Martin on June 16, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    He was terrible in Milwaukee and Brooklyn I don’t understand

  33. Anonymous Dee on June 16, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Steven A act is getting old

  34. The Last King on June 16, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    worst show ever!!

  35. JamesForemanGraffitiPodcast on June 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Jason….Kidd…can’t…..coach

  36. Cody Martin on June 16, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Who leaks the stories… ain’t y’all the media?

  37. mobezzy1 on June 16, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Mark Jackson ain’t a coach cause he religious and dosnt respect homosexuality. He’s not a hater but has his religious opinion on it and it’s his prerogative. Look into it folks !

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    So did everyone forget about deshawn Watson?

  40. Gilgamesh on June 16, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    SAS trash talk Giannis
    SAS praise a wife beating garbage coach

  41. Chris Spivery on June 16, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Mark Jackson, Jalen Rose,Jwuan Howard,Sam Cassell

  42. I Harris on June 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Hire MARK JACKSON

  43. Big Preacha on June 16, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Nope Stephen A…..you know deep down…dame needs to kick rocks from Portland and get to a bigger and better franchise…he needs to come to La La land lights action camera city…

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  45. Don Quixote Jr. on June 16, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Mark Jackson is brilliant play-by-play guy.
    Don’t have him leave and have someone stutter through 3 hours of commentary
    Jeff Van and Mark are class!

  46. ESPN on June 16, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    0:00 Molly Qerim Rose breaks down the latest Jason Kidd turning down any consideration for the Portland Trail Blazers head coaching position.
    0:30 Stephen A. explains why Mark Jackson is a prime candidate for the job.
    1:30 Stephen A. shares the information he gathered about Kidd withdrawing from consideration.

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