Jason Kidd hired by the Milwaukee Bucks, acquired from the Brooklyn Nets for two 2nd round picks

It's official: Jason Kidd will coach the Milwaukee Bucks

7/1/14 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Apr 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd gives instructions to his team in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY SportsThe Milwaukee Bucks have gotten their man. Jason Kidd will be their head coach next year, after they agreed to send two second round picks to the Nets in exchange for Kidd's services.

Kidd will replace Larry Drew, who was fired immediately after the Bucks finalized the deal for Kidd. Drew went 15-67 in his lone season as head coach, good for the worst record in the NBA.

With the Nets, Kidd went 44-38. According to a statement from Bucks ownership, Kidd "is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate."

Those qualities didn't exactly bring the Nets to their full potential last year. We'll see if it works out for the Bucks.
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