The Bucks have fired Jason Kidd

2018-01-22T22:02:59+00:00 2018-01-23T01:28:21+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

22/Jan/18 22:02

Jason Kidd is no longer the Milwaukee Bucks head coach.

By Eurohoops team/

Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd, the club officially announced.

Αccording to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the “Bucks made move on Kidd based upon dropping into the 8th seed in the East, frayed relationships in the organization and general non-alignment”.

This decision changes a lot for the Bucks and for Giannis Antetokounmpo who has spent most of his NBA career so far under Kidd.

“We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “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. Jason led a historic turnaround during his first season and would guide our team to two playoff appearances. He also played a meaningful role in helping to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. We thank him for all of his contributions and wish him the best.”

Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will be installed as interim coach and will coach the team for the upcoming game against Phoenix Suns.

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