Bucks reportedly fire Jason Kidd in fourth season with team
The Milwaukee Bucks have fired coach Jason Kidd, according to reports from TNT's David Aldridge and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Milwaukee has fired coach Jason Kidd, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2018
League sources confirm that the Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd (@wojespn first). Source says ownership felt Milwaukee was underachieving this year; Bucks are currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 22, 2018
Bucks made move on Kidd based upon dropping into the 8th seed in the East, frayed relationships in organization and general non-alignment, league sources tell ESPN. Bucks job will be most sought after of offseason, largely because of @Giannis_An34.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2018
Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty reportedly will take over as interim coach. Prunty, a veteran NBA assistant, coached for San Antonio, Dallas, Portland, Cleveland and Brooklyn prior to joining Milwaukee with Kidd in 2014. He was the head coach of the Great Britain men's national team from 2013 to 2017.
Milwaukee (23-22) has struggled over the last month to fall to the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Expectations were high for the team after they acquired Eric Bledsoe earlier this season to pair with All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Kidd finishes in Milwaukee with a record of 139-152 over three-plus seasons with the team. The Bucks were eliminated in the first round during their two playoff appearances under Kidd.....
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