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Denied promotion, Jason Kidd gets OK to talk with Bucks

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Smokey

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>League sources tell NetsDaily Kidd advocated a trade of Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic for the troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova.</p>&mdash; NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) <a href="https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/statuses/483215379175858176">June 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  3. Deckard

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    Dammit, Kidd, this is probably going to screw the pooch with our attempt to get Hollins as the lead assistant.
     
  4. torocan

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    That actually would have been a pretty good trade. Lopez is an injury hazard.
     
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    After a failed power play in Brooklyn, Nets coach Jason Kidd has entered into serious negotiations to become president of basketball operations for the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Kidd made a failed coup to Brooklyn's Russian ownership to usurp the power of Nets general manager Billy King – and failed spectacularly. The Nets and Bucks are discussing compensation for Milwaukee hiring Kidd away, which will likely include second-round draft picks, sources told Yahoo Sports.

    "The Russians are done with Kidd," one high-ranking league source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday night.

    Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins – who had been considered as an early season replacement for a foundering Kidd – is a strong early candidate to be hired as coach should Kidd leave, sources said.

    The New York Post first reported the failed power play and talks with Bucks.

    Kidd is selling Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry on giving him a lucrative package to do what the Nets have refused: Give Kidd full control of basketball operations. For an NBA figure with such a damaged personal reputation – never mind no front-office experience – the possibility of Kidd being afforded this kind of power and responsibility is being met with downright mockery among NBA owners and executives.

    It is a humiliating turn of events for the coach and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, who had wielded incredible power and influence with Nets billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Nevertheless, Kidd understood he had an admirer on the hook with one of the Bucks' new ownership partners, Lasry. Kidd has had a personal and financial partnership with Lasry, and now he's leveraging that relationship into talks to run the Bucks franchise, sources said.

    Kidd isn't angling to immediately take over as president and coach, sources said, but is intrigued with the higher-paying, lower-workload life of an top executive, sources said.

    For Milwaukee's general manager John Hammond and coach Larry Drew, revelations of the franchise's negotiations with Kidd weren't known to them until the story broke on Saturday night, sources said.

    Kidd's thirst for more power and money began to escalate with Golden State's and New York's hirings of Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher, respectively, as coaches, league sources said. Kidd was livid they were paid contracts substantially higher than what the Nets paid Kidd as a rookie coach.

    "That got him – especially Fisher," one official told Yahoo Sports.

    Kidd was hired for three years, $10.5 million, only to be livid over Kerr and Fisher getting four-year deals guaranteeing more than $4 million dollars per season. Lost on Kidd was this: His dicey history made him unappealing as a coach, except with the Nets.

    Despite Kidd's greatness as a Hall of Fame point guard, he had a long career of clashing with front-office executives and coaches, a domestic abuse charge and a DWI guilty plea that left him suspended for his first two games as an NBA head coach. Kidd had little leverage upon his hiring as coach, which is why the Nets refused to overpay him market value.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jason-kidd-in-talks-to-run-bucks--basketball-operations-after-failed-power-play-with-nets-072327526.html
     
  6. K-Low_4_Prez

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    Smh... The bucks are so dumb
     
  7. Deuce

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    So Kidd wanted to trade those players to a team he is now likely to join? LOL, smooth!
     
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    what a scoop , Another quote by him. This would be perfect. Mark Jackson off my ESPN games and Lionel Hollins still on the market.

     
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    OH!!!, that would be fantastic!!! Come to Houston Lionel Hollins!!!
     
  10. Liberon

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    Kidd as a coach already infinitely >>>>> McHale will ever be
     
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    I hate both, but at least McHale isn't an *******
     
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    As part of his regular FT routine, Jason Kidd used to blow a kiss (supposedly to Joumana) before each attempt. I thought it was a great gesture.

    When they had their worst problems and broke up, he changed it to wiping his hand on his behind.

    That's the kind of guy Jason Kidd is.
     
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    and now he's kissing the Nets goodbye!
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    Good find.
     
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    This should be a red flag for every team and front office. Kidd seems to be an egoistic and backstabbing prick. Loved him as a player, but he seems to be a terrible and arrogant person.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>League source indicates Bucks only offering Jason Kidd a coaching job, not a front-office position.</p>&mdash; cfgardner (@cf_gardner) <a href="https://twitter.com/cf_gardner/statuses/483376533110026240">June 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source said situation should be resolved within 24 hours. Bucks offering second-round compensation and Nets want a first-round pick.</p>&mdash; cfgardner (@cf_gardner) <a href="https://twitter.com/cf_gardner/statuses/483376716530724865">June 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bucks GM John Hammond and assistant GM David Morway not in jeopardy and no one interviewed for their positions, source said.</p>&mdash; cfgardner (@cf_gardner) <a href="https://twitter.com/cf_gardner/statuses/483376981103243265">June 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: Jason Kidd will become coach of Bucks if Nets agree on 2nd-rd pick as compensation (via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNAndyKatz">@ESPNAndyKatz</a>).<a href="http://t.co/b8drKDnZbO">http://t.co/b8drKDnZbO</a></p>&mdash; NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/statuses/483391597413806082">June 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Kidd was rolling right along after he got the Nets asst coach fired and made that second half run - not sure why the Bucks want this headache.
     
  19. Yung-T

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    Bucks have a Moray, oh my god. We have to hire him for the Rockets, a Morey+Moray combo would be legendary.
     
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    This is good. That's like Moreys prey.
     

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