The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.

Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience.

The move reunites Kidd, a former Cal star, with the franchise he led to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03, when the Nets played in New Jersey. He spent 61/2 seasons with the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds.

Terms of the deal that made Kidd the 18th coach in franchise history were not disclosed. He will be introduced Thursday during a news conference at Barclays Center.

Kidd, 40, was considered one of the smartest players in the NBA, which he believes will help him make the transition into coaching.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days," Kidd said.

Finals: Tony Parker, along with most of San Antonio, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.

A day later, Parker said he got some good news. Just how good the news is likely won't be known until Game 4 begins Thursday.

Parker had an MRI exam Wednesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring, the mildest level of strain. He's listed as day to day. "I was just hoping it was not a tear," Parker said.

Team USA camp: The Warriors' Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes and NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard (Oakland High) of the Portland Trail Blazers have been selected to participate in Team USA's minicamp in Las Vegas in July.

The camp, scheduled for July 22-25, is for Team USA officials to get a good look at the promising young NBA players.

Etc.: The NBA's Competition Committee is recommending an expansion of instant replay to include late-game reviews of block/charge plays, the first time the league is considering reviewing judgment calls by a referee.

NBA FINALS

Miami vs. San Antonio
All games on ABC

GAME 1: Spurs 92-88
GAME 2: Heat 103-84
game 3: Spurs 113-77
THURSDAY: at San Antonio,
6 p.m.
SUNDAY: at San Antonio, 5 p.m.
*TUESDAY: at Miami, 6 p.m.
*June 20: at Miami, 6 p.m.

* -- If necessary