NBA veteran Jason Kidd hired as Bucks’ head coach
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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