Kent sign Will Gidman from Nottinghamshire following all-rounder's successful loan spell at Canterbury last season.
Kent "will not struggle" to find a new head coach to replace Jimmy Adams, says chief executive Jamie Clifford.
Jimmy Adams leaves his role as Kent coach, describing his five seasons in charge as "a great learning experience".
Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens signs a new deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.
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