Jason Kidd Ditches The Nets For New Coaching Job

06.30.14 4 years ago 25 Comments

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Yahoo Sports’ Andrew Wojnarowski reports Jason Kidd’s move to the Milwaukee Bucks is complete. Details Milwaukee come off two second round picks in 2015 and 2019 as the ink dries on Kidd’s “emulous” deal. The Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, remain on the prowl for a new HCIC with names like Lionel Hollins and George Karl as frontrunners.

Kidd’s exit seems more like a WWE storyline than real life yet here we stand. Jason Kidd, after a disastrous-to-overachieving run in Brooklyn, can’t get his way with Team Prokhorov. So he cuts a deal with Milwaukee’s new owner and longtime associate Marc Lasry on the eve of free agency. Throw in Kidd’s possible future as their President of Basketball Operations and his suspected jealousy over Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher’s contracts remains apparent.

This reeks of brinksmanship by most standards but, for Jason Kidd, it’s just him being a him. Look at his career and you see a pattern of messy exits from his first stint in Dallas, his fallout with Scott Skiles in Phoenix and departures from the Nets as a player and coach. Yet BK fails the “fool me once, fool me twice” rule and have to scramble all while convincing Paul Pierce and KG to sit tight. Good luck with that, Billy King.

Milwaukee’s soon-to-be former head coach Larry Drew got set up to fail in 2013-14 but somehow fell three Joel Przybillas short of their low expectations. It’s false to say most Bucks fans want him to stay after their hell season with weird rotations. Though seeing him lose his job as Woj describes…

…is some bullsh*t if it’s true. This whole thing is a mess featuring a future HOF man-brat and absent-minded millionaires. Just mark it as another case of poor decorum in professional sports and keep it moving.

You really should listen to these bars, though.

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