ESPN Announces Jason Kidd Has Been Fired Before The Bucks Inform Him

ESPN Announces Jason Kidd Has Been Fired Before The Bucks Inform Him

ESPN Announces Jason Kidd Has Been Fired Before The Bucks Inform Him

Therefore, Monday's firing of head coach Jason Kidd isn't really about Kidd or the short-term state of the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned into an All-Star under his watch, and the Bucks were considered an emerging force in the East at the start of the season.

Joe Prunty, one of Kidd's assistants, coached the team to a 109-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday and will remain in charge on an interim basis. This conversation saves what little reputation he has left as an National Basketball Association head coach. "We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level, bringing us closer to our goal of competing for championships".

"We made this decision relatively quickly", Horst said.

Last, a tease from our Stitcher Premium episode ranking coaches, which gives some great context on why Kidd was sacked. The superstar forward made significant production strides over the past four seasons, beginning the Kidd run averaging 12.7 points per game - as a 20-year-old - to posting scoring averages of 16.9 (2015-16), 22.9 (2016-17) and now 28.2.

Jason Kidd's hunger for more power may have led to his departure from yet another team. Players who didn't like Kidd or have big egos might not like Giannis trying to save the job of a man who has hindered the team's progress the past 2 seasons. The Bucks traded two future second-draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for the then-first year coach. Co-owner Wes Edens said Horst had the ownership group's support. The Bucks are hoping to get Jabari Parker back in a few weeks from a left knee injury that has kept him out all season.

Milwaukee is never going to be a natural free agent destination, so its avenues for getting one of the league's top five players are perpetually limited.

"I thought he did a great job, but it's a business".

"There's nothing you can do", he said.

The Milwaukee Bucks are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season.

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