Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

Mindy Sparks
January 23, 2018

The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Kidd is the only coach he's ever had in the National Basketball Association, and Parker reportedly wasn't a fan. Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will be the team's interim coach until the offseason, according to ESPN.

Milwaukee is 23-22 on the season and sits in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

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Kidd was in his fourth season with the Bucks, going 139-152 and leading Milwaukee to a pair of first-round playoff exits in his three full seasons. Following a failed attempt at leveraging his way into a position with greater personnel influence with the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd landed in Milwaukee as the head coaching job was pulled from under Larry Drew. Expectations were raised when the Bucks acquired Eric Bledsoe in a trade earlier this season.

The somewhat unexpected move - which came on the 50th anniversary of the N.B.A. awarding a franchise to Milwaukee - leaves a team now in line for the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference looking for a new coach who can get more out of a talent-laden roster led by Antetokounmpo. And it appears that this has become quite the mess as Kidd hasn't even been officially informed.

Now the focus turns to who his replacement will be. "And they all believe they can do it, and until we can think about being a team and making a play and being unselfish, you know, good things happen and we've seen it", Kidd said after a 106-101 loss to the Heat on Thursday.

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