After one of the oddest moves in recent basketball coaching history, the Milwaukee Bucks officially announced Jason Kidd as head coach of the team on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, reports came out that Jason Kidd made a play in Brooklyn for more power over basketball operations. He wanted the title of president, and absolute power. However, the Brooklyn brass were not interested in the change. Kidd then requested that he be allowed to talk with the Milwaukee Bucks. And everything moved fairly quickly from there. It definitely helped that his friend and former financial advisor is a part owner of the team.
Kidd now replaces coach Larry Drew, who I’m sure is none too happy about this move by the former All-Star point guard. Drew and the Bucks didn’t have the greatest season in 2013-14 with no real talent. However the team seemed to get better towards the end of the season.
Now we get to see if Jason Kidd really can coach, and is worth all the trouble he just caused around the league.