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PBT Extra: Jason Kidd’s power play lands him in Milwaukee

Jun 30, 2014, 3:58 PM EST

You don’t bluff unless you’re willing to have it called.

The Brooklyn Nets called Jason Kidd’s bluff, called out his power play and as a result Kidd is headed to Milwaukee Bucks for two second round picks. Matt Stroup of NBC and Rotoworld is with me for the latest edition of PBT Extra and we discuss Kidd’s situation.

Basically, he angered a lot of people in the coaching profession and made front office’s wary. He has to make things work in Milwaukee or it’s going to be very difficult to get another job.

And if this does blow up it reflects on the Bucks new ownership as much as Kidd.

  1. onbucky96 - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Kidd has been exiled to the most God Forsaken place on Earth…Wisconsin. Maybe he can hang at General Mitchell Airport with Bartleby and Loki…

    • mvp43 - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      I love Wisconsin. Born and raised and proud to live here.

      But, I don’t like this move at all. The only possible “positive” that caould come out of this is the fact that Kidd has to deliver……otherwise he’ll be coaching an AAU team if he’s lucky.

      • irvness21 - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

        The dumbest thing Milwaukee ever did was resign Sanders. Thats gonna be Kidd’s first fight. Day 1 of training camp. So who is gonna win that war. The high paid player or the owners pick at coach?

      • jimeejohnson - Jun 30, 2014 at 7:57 PM

        Wisconsin is Chicago’s playground! If you like beer, pretzels, and cheese you’ll like Wisconsin. Also, lots of lakes and great fishing and boating.

      • therealhtj - Jun 30, 2014 at 8:18 PM

        It wasn’t a dumb move – it was their only move. No brotha’s gonna sign willingly in a place like Milwaukee. End of story. Crap markets will always have to overpay to retain even a middle-of-the-road guy like Sanders.

        So what, they let him go to replace him with, nothing?

        The big question to ask is, why even have these teams? Sure if they get lucky and draft a star player (like SA, OKC or Indy) they can be relevant for a spell, but if they whiff (which the odds are 90% they will) they’ll play to half empty arenas and cry poverty every time the CBA is up for renegotiation.

        It’s because of podunk cow towns like Milwaukee holding everyone else back with their CBA demands, star players can’t get their fair value on the open market, but Sanders gets a boatload of cash and license to act a fool.

    • milkcan44 - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      “therealhtj” – why don’t you tell us what great city you’re from, so we can compare how your fans travel and follow their team like Packer and Badger fans. If the team wins, fans will be there.
      You know nothing about the value of expansive TV markets. Perhaps you’re one of those Seattle NBA wannabes that lost your team and have to lower yourself to the Cheater Pete Carrolls of the world.

  2. jammer73 - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    LOL!

  3. honkerdawg - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I hope this SOB crashes and burns. He’s taken coaching to a new low. On the bright side I’m sure that the “experts” on ESPN will applaud the talents of Kidd and company after all that’s what they’re there for

  4. packerblitz - Jun 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    I have always been a Bucks and JKidd fan. Whatever haters. For once the Bucks grew a backbone and are trying to make themselves better. I’m tired of the Scott Skiles and Larry Drews of the NBA. It is always one random coach after another. To have a name as big as Jason Kidd is exciting. These new owners mean business and they don’t seem to care if they are hurting feelings. With more flashy names like Kidd, Parker, and Greek Freak – its actually nice know this team is trying something instead of getting that 8 seed and getting crushed by the Heat each year. I’m glad they are trying to go big and putting a plan together so they can actually be a good competitive team in a couple years!

    • mogogo1 - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Everybody’s a contender in June, so enjoy. But Kidd took a roster a lot better than your Bucks are going to have and ended up with the 6th seed and a second round exit. If you think he’s a great coach, you’re going to be sadly mistaken.

  5. khadeemw - Jun 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    “So can I get my job back?”

    -Lawrence Frank

  6. csbanter - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Kidd should take days off whenever the Bucks come to New York. The noise from fans booing will make a jet takeoff sound like a whisper. New York is waiting for YOU Benedict Arnold.

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 30, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      If I was Kidd, I’d be really, really scared. YEAH, RIGHT!

  7. campcouch - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    New ownership,new star,new coach. So be it. The Nets lost money last season,didn’t want to pay more,luxury tax issues,paying players not worth their contracts,plus they have one of their key players floating as a free agent,a injury prone center,aging PF,and a point with two bad ankles. No doubt Kidd saw this and realized that rebuilding in 2 years is going to hurt,why not go somewhere that has started already. Sucks for Larry Drew,but he’ll still get paid and in a month,nobody will think about this.

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