NBA star Jason Kidd has been hired to lead the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kidd was selected to be the team’s head coach Tuesday morning, a day after the Bucks sent two second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets as compensation. He coached the Nets for just one season.
Kidd led the Nets to a 44-38 record and the second round of the playoffs. He replaced Larry Drew, who went 15-67, the worst record in the league, in his only season guiding the Bucks.
New Bucks co-owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry called Kidd “a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate” in a statement.
“When you list the characteristics that make a successful head coach, you would include leadership, communication and a competitive drive,” Bucks general manager John Hammond said.
Kidd played in the league for 19 years, creating a legacy that will someday land him in the Hall of Fame. He led the Nets to their greatest success in the NBA yet, back-to-back trips to the finals in 2002-03.
Congratulations, Mr. Kidd.
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