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Jason Kidd | Guard

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/23/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: California
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Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has been giving written tests to his players, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.
Kidd gives his players a written test about strategy and basketball history every game day. The coaching staff then grades each one and keeps a running tally of player scores through the season. "I’m not gonna lie," Giannis Antetokounmpo says. "Sometimes I cheat and ask the older guys." What Alphabet doesn't realize is that Kidd is hoping the players cheat as he believes it will foster more strategy dialogue in the locker room. Dec 9 - 10:28 AM
Source: Grantland

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Jason Kidd responded to Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's comments about his departure as Brooklyn's head coach on Tuesday.

After Prokhorov made a comment to the media that equated to Kidd not letting the door hit him on the way out of town, Kidd responded, "I'm no longer in Brooklyn. Unfortunately they keep talking about it. I don't. Now if it was me and him playing 1-on-1 on the court, that would be fine." We'll have to wait and see if Prokhorov takes Kidd up on the 1-on-1 challenge, but the back-and-forth should make the Bucks-Nets matchup on November 18 a lot more interesting.
Nov 4 - 1:06 PM

Coach Jason Kidd said he is comfortable running a 10- or 11-man rotation with his team.

Oh boy. While there are some good educated guesses, we still can't say with 100 percent certainty what any of the starting five will be for the Bucks. The season started yesterday.
Oct 29 - 2:41 PM

Coach Jason Kidd said on Wednesday that all five starting spots are "wide open."

We know, J-Kidd. We know.
Oct 15 - 4:10 PM

Jason Kidd hinted during a recent interview that going into training camp, no one on the Bucks' roster is a designated starter.

"There's a lot of open positions in the sense of starting," Kidd said. "Minutes are wide open." The Bucks are going to be bad again this season, and probably the only person guaranteed a starting position is Jabari Parker. It'll be interesting to see how Kidd's rotations develop over training camp and preseason, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely.
Sep 22 - 4:03 PM

Bucks owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry are hoping to have a new arena site in 3-4 months.

The owners have committed $100 million to building a new arena, which is expected to cost around $400 to $500 million. While there aren't many clear-cut favorites for a location, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Edens "is learning the territory very quickly." The Bucks were dead last in attendance last season, but adding Jabari Parker could help them to move up a few spots next season.
Aug 4 - 10:17 AM

The Bucks hired Greg Foster to be an assistant on Jason Kidd's staff.

He is coming from the 76ers and has been known to focus on helping big men. The Bucks had some major issues with their frontcourt last season and they're also very young, so it's great hire for the league's worst team.
Jul 31 - 9:30 PM

Coach Jason Kidd has hired Joe Prunty to be his top assistant coach in Milwaukee.

Prunty was an assistant for Kidd in Brooklyn and there were some reports that new coach Lionel Hollins wanted to keep him, but that obviously didn't happen. Kidd's new team isn't exactly loaded with talent, so he'll have his hands full in 2014-15.
Jul 9 - 4:13 PM

Jason Kidd wrote a letter to the Bucks fan base explaining why he made the move to Milwaukee.

"Over the past couple days, I've been asked: ‘Why Milwaukee' My answer is simple: there is no place I'd rather be," Kidd wrote. "Over my twenty years in the NBA as a player and a coach, I have always been impressed with the level of support that Bucks fans have given this team, in good times and bad. With a talented roster, new owners that are passionate about being successful in Milwaukee, and a great fan base, we have the makings of something special here and I'm proud to be leading this new era of Bucks basketball."
Jul 6 - 1:34 PM

During Jason Kidd's official introductory press conference, he denied that his move to Milwaukee was about power.

"It’s not about power," Kidd said. "You guys ran with that. It’s not about power. As I think I was introduced, I’m the coach. So I’m the coach and I was the coach in Brooklyn. And I’m the coach here, so it’s not about power." Kidd went on to refute just about every other report that surfaced during his highly publicized departure from Brooklyn, but we're not buying it.
Jul 4 - 11:14 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks officially named Jason Kidd as their head coach on Tuesday.

There is no word on if they spoke in unison, but Bucks' co-owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry released a statement on Tuesday saying, "Jason is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate. We believe his focus, vision and intensity will help him work alongside John and David to rebuild the Milwaukee Bucks as we aspire to achieve excellence over the next several yrs. We are excited that Jason will call Milwaukee his new home." We'll find out over the next season if Kidd made the right decision to bolt Brooklyn for Milwaukee, but fantasy owners have to at least be happy that Larry Drew isn't around to play yo-yo with his players' minutes.
Jul 1 - 9:53 AM

Jason Kidd and the Bucks are working out a three year contract estimated to be in the $12-$15 million range.

It was reported that Kidd did not like the big contracts that Derek Fisher and Steve Kerr signed, so if his main motive was more money, mission accomplished. Kidd has elected to leave a playoff team where money wasn't an issue, to join the team that had an even worse record than the 76ers last season. It will be interesting to see if Kidd can move the Bucks franchise in a different direction, but from a fantasy standpoint, anything is better than Larry Drew.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 30 - 7:23 PM

Jason Kidd is asking for permission from the Nets organization to bring over Nets assistant coach Eric Hughes with him to Milwaukee, according to a source of Yahoo! Sports.

Wow, that's a bold move by Kidd to ask the Nets for anything following his publicized fallout with the organization. Another interesting part of the deal that sent Kidd to Milwaukee is that the Nets and Bucks are forbidden from making a trade with each other during the 2014-15 season. It will be interesting to see if the Nets give into Kidd's final wishes.
Jun 30 - 3:27 PM

The Bucks are sending two second-round picks to the Nets to secure the coaching rights on Jason Kidd.

The Nets are lucky to get anything back since Kidd's time was done in Brooklyn. Kidd is going to be ripped apart by the New York media for asking for so much control despite having just one year of coaching experience. The Bucks are expected to give him a bigger role, but he'll have a much worse roster to build around. Kidd ran assistant coach Lawrence Frank out of town earlier in the 2013-14 season and his ego is growing by the day. The Nets will look to replace him with someone like Lionel Hollins or George Karl.
Jun 30 - 10:56 AM

The Bucks and Nets are still haggling over compensation for Jason Kidd as of Monday morning.

The latest deal includes the Bucks giving up two second-round picks in exchange for Kidd. Clearly the Nets are done with Kidd and they're just looking to get anything they can at this point. Kidd would take over most of the basketball decisions in Milwaukee while the Nets would join the Lakers as two high-profile teams without a head coach.
Jun 30 - 9:13 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant