AP source: Kidd to Bucks after Nets agree to deal
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee’s coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, June 30th on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.
Milwaukee still has coach Larry Drew under contract.
Late Monday, the Bucks announced they have officially fired Larry Drew.
A statement from the Milwaukee Bucks reads as follows:
“The Milwaukee Bucks have relieved Head Coach Larry Drew of his duties, the team announced Monday.
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond stated, “Despite the challenging season, Larry always handled himself and represented the Bucks in a first-class manner. Larry did the best he could in a difficult situation, especially given all of our injuries. I want to thank Larry for all of his efforts, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Drew was named the 13th head coach in Bucks history on June 3, 2013.”