Jason Kidd Fired By The Milwaukee Bucks

Chelsea West
January 24, 2018

Kidd said general manager Jon Horst and team president Peter Feigin informed him of the move in a pizza restaurant 15 minutes after he spoke to Antetokounmpo. Even Lasry, whose relationship with Kidd had eroded over the past year, believed it was time for Kidd to go.

The Bucks' decision to dismiss their head coach was met with some shock around the National Basketball Association and it has been reported that it didn't go down well with the team's star player, either.

Jason Kidd has been fired as coach of the Bucks - a surprising end to his three-plus season tenure in Milwaukee, which included a pair of playoff berths.

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Five years into his post-playing career, Kidd is at a crossroads. This was a private phone call between a player and a coach and it should have been kept private.

Assistant coach Joe Prunty took over as interim head coach, and is expected to hold that position through the remainder of the season. "Giannis is young in running his new race, as one of the best players in the world".

Horst added that the decision was made "relatively quickly" and was not in the works through the season. The success we expect and going forward long term. While it's unclear when the Bucks will hire a permanent coach, Williams, now working in the Spurs' front office, could be available right away. Early names mentioned have been former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams and recently fired Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale. Antetokounmpo is 23, and in the first year of a four-year, $100 million contract. They are just 4-7 since the calendar flipped to 2018 despite the MVP-caliber play of Antetokounmpo and midseason acquisition of point guard Eric Bledsoe. The Bucks are hoping to get Jabari Parker back in a few weeks from a left knee injury that has kept him out all season.

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