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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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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

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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

The Nets might agree "within 24 hours" to let head coach Jason Kidd join the Bucks in exchange for one or two future second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Brooklyn has been holding out for a first-round pick, but the odds of Milwaukee ceding such a valuable asset to acquire Kidd are considered "remote." The Nets seem ready to move on, one way or another, and veteran coaches Lionel Hollins and George Karl have emerged as early favorites if Kidd leaves. It was reported on Sunday that Kidd would be offered the coaching job but not the team presidency, as previously believed, though that may be a smokescreen from the Bucks to drive down the Nets' asking price. Lost in the drama is current Bucks coach Larry Drew, who joined the club last season but apparently isn't part of the plan for new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, the latter of whom has had a close relationship with Kidd for many years.
Jun 30 - 3:28 AM

The Bucks want to give the Nets a second-round pick for the right to hire Jason Kidd as coach, but the Nets are insisting on getting a first-round pick.

If the Bucks don't give Brooklyn a first-rounder it's quite possible this deal completely falls apart, and Kidd could be left out in the cold, as the Bucks are said to be ready to "move on" if the Nets will only agree to a first-rounder. It's hard to believe Kidd might have made his power play to the Nets without having a secure deal in place with his buddy in Milwaukee, but it sounds like that might be the case. If the Bucks continue to stand firm and don't agree to send a first-round pick to the Nets, Kidd might find himself without an NBA job. And after the way he broke up with the Nets, finding one may not be an easy task.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 12:49 AM

The Bucks are only considering Jason Kidd for their head coach position, not team president, according to Eric Buenning of BrewHoop.com.

The Bucks don't have a team president and Kidd has a long-time relationship with new co-owner Marc Lasry, and it seems odd that Kidd would agitate for more power in Brooklyn without a similar offer in Milwaukee, but multiple sources are reporting that he won't become the team's president. Kidd has three years left on his contract with the Nets and they're reportedly unwilling to let him leave without compensation -- ESPN's Marc Stein reports that they're "resolute in their pursuit of a first-round pick," though that's an extremely steep price for a disgruntled first-year head coach. Details about this situation continue to rapidly emerge, so stay tuned.
Jun 29 - 6:27 PM

With Jason Kidd's tenure in Brooklyn reportedly nearing an end, Lionel Hollins, George Karl and Mark Jackson have emerged as leading candidates to take over as the Nets' head coach.

The Nets' Russian management and ownership group is "done with" Kidd and it seems like only a matter of time before they part ways -- the Bucks may be constructing an offer which would send a second-round draft pick to Brooklyn for Kidd. Hollins is reportedly the early front-runner, with Karl also under serious consideration, but USA Today's sources "downplayed" the possibility that Jackson will get the job.
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 4:58 PM

Jason Kidd reportedly advocated to Brooklyn management a trade sending Brook Lopez, and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova at the trade deadline last season.

The move, which was mostly about Kidd's belief that Lopez did not fit his system, was rejected by Brooklyn management. Kidd was also reportedly angered when the Nets traded for Marcus Thornton rather than Jarrett Jack, who he believed would have been a better fit for his system. The Nets ownership is apparently fed up in dealing with Kidd's ego, and while they will not outright fire Kidd, his days in Brooklyn are over.

The Nets’ organization is reportedly "done with" Jason Kidd, and they are discussing compensation with the Bucks to hire him away.

The compensation will likely include a second-round draft pick according to sources. Kidd has three years left on the original four-year contract worth $10.5 million. While Kidd isn’t looking to take over the Bucks as president and head coach, he is intrigued by an executive role that has higher-compensation, and is involved less with the day-to-day operations. Kidd was reportedly annoyed by the big paydays that newly hired coaches Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher received (both are set to make more than Kidd) and that could be what sparked the whole fiasco in the first place.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 29 - 8:47 AM

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Bucks and Nets have already begun discussing potential compensation to free Kidd from last three years of his contract with the Nets.

Kidd may not yet have been officially hired as the president of the Bucks, but at this point, it would be very surprising if it doesn't happen. And Mark Jackson's name is being bantered about heavily on Twitter, as the possible new coach of the Nets, along with Lionel Hollins and George Karl.
Jun 28 - 11:34 PM

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