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Reports: Jason Kidd traded to Bucks in exchange for two second round picks

Jun 30, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

Jason Kidd is now the Milwaukee Bucks’ problem.

Kidd made a power play in Brooklyn — he wanted a raise and team president powers and if he didn’t get it he was going to push to move to Milwaukee where he knows one of the owners — and the Nets called his bluff. You want to leave Brooklyn for Milwaukee, go for it.

Kidd and the Bucks owners (without the GM involved at first) reached a deal, and Kidd is now going to coach the Bucks next season. The only question was compensation and the Nets will get two second round picks. Marc Stein of ESPN was first with the deal (it has sense been confirmed by multiple others).

Those are 2015 and 2019 second round picks, according to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal. The Nets had tried to hold out for a first round pick from the Bucks, but Brooklyn blinked first.

The Nets will move quickly to find a new coach. Lionel Hollins is considered the frontrunner but Mark Jackson and George Karl also are in the mix.

Kidd angered a lot of people in the coaching community (and had a lot of people in front offices turned off as well) by going after a job with a sitting coach in Larry Drew. While Kidd is officially only the coach right now pretty much everyone around the league expects him to have GM/team president powers down the line. It’s in his nature to push for it.

But he’s going to find Milwaukee a very different experience — no real veterans on the roster, not an ownership or market that is going to flaunt the salary cap, and not a market you can easily recruit stars to.

Milwaukee is all about player development — they have drafted Jabari Parker, they have John Henson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Larry Sanders. There are some nice young pieces there that need to be molded, have their skills and mentality sharpened, to be turned into professionals, and they need to be used in thoughtful schemes that put them in a position to succeed.

Kidd has not shown he can do any of that. He has to now.

PBT Extra: Kidd heads to Milwaukee

  1. bougin89 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Finally get to chat about the Bucks and all my comments/replies are being blocked. C’mon now PBT!

  2. kastout11 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Kidd, what a dbag! D move by the Bucks. Even though the owners daughter is really hot, this is a brainless move. He is not even a proven coach.

  3. csbanter - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    The Nets should unretire Kidd #5 jersey and give it to a summer league free agent.

    • irvness21 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM


  4. officialgame - Jun 30, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Only a moronic organization give up two valuable picks for a guy that was about to be fired and sucks to boot.

    • unxpexted1 - Jun 30, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      valuable picks? You did see where it said 2nd rounders?

    • madnova - Jun 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      Yeah, they would’ve “fired” him to the video room right next to Lawrence Frank.

  5. luz56 - Jun 30, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Good luck with that Milwaukee… The guy is a real PIECE OF SH.. with character issues..

    • realfootballfan - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      Lol, better get the liquor out of the way and hide the keys.

  6. jackvcr - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Kidd is just another turd floating in a bucket of them. What did he do to get this deal? Beat up the Milwaukee owner’s wife?!

  7. realfootballfan - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Milwaukee, Nets. Same difference.

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