Kidd lands in Milwaukee after power struggle with ownership.
After only one year of coaching the Brooklyn Nets, the franchise dumped off its head coach Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday for two second-round draft picks, according to ESPN. The Bucks fired their head coach, Larry Drew, to accommodate the move for Kidd, who reportedly may have some of the front office, player-personnel power he yearned for.
Upon hearing the news, basketball reporters in the New York City area slammed Kidd, alleging that he purposely attempted a failed power play in trying to supplant Nets general manager Billy King as a cover for a planned escape route from Brooklyn.
"Nothing was ever good enough for Jason," one league source close to the situation told ESPN. "He always had to be appeased on personnel, and he would play Monday morning quarterback if it didn't work out. It was like a kid constantly asking for new toys to stay happy.... If he doesn't get what he wants he sits in the corner and sucks his thumb and pouts until he gets it, and he doesn't care about the consequences."
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov invested nearly $200 million in Kidd’s first roster.
Kidd has yet to comment on his exit from Brooklyn and being named the Bucks’ new head coach. There's also no telling what the move means to former Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who bought into the Nets with Kidd as their coach last year.
USA Today is reporting that former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins is already being considered as a front runner to replace Kidd.
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