Future Hall-of-Famer and former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd could be out of Brooklyn after just one season on the sidelines.
Tim Bontemps of the New York Post was first to report the news.
After denying Jason Kidd’s demand to oversee basketball operations, Nets have given Bucks permission to speak to him: http://t.co/vVxb7YxkGn
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 29, 2014
It’s been reported that Kidd wanted more control of the team and control over current general manager Billy King. After being denied, the Brooklyn Nets have allowed Kidd to speak to the Milwaukee Bucks about a coaching position.
The Bucks currently have Larry Drew under contract. Drew just finished his first season with the Bucks, coaching them to the league’s worst record of 15-67.
Kidd led the injury plagued and disappointing Nets to a 44-38 record; the team started the season 10-21. After beating the Toronto Raptors in seven games, they would fall to the Miami Heat in five games during the second round.
Kidd, 41, played 19 years in the NBA. He was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks during the 1994 season, earning C0-Rookie of the Year honors with Grant Hill.
He would later return to the Dallas Mavericks in a trade involving Devin Harris during the 2007-2008 season. During the Mavericks championship season, he played and started 80 games and averaged 7.9 points, 8.2 assists, and 1.7 steals for the team.
Overall, Kidd has played for the Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks; he holds career averages of 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, and 1.9 steals.