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Ray Allen, Jason Kidd among Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its finalists for the class of 2018, and it’s among the strongest in recent history.Among those being considered for enshrinement, Jason Kidd and Ray Allen head the class. They’re joined by Maurice Cheeks, Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich and Chris Webber as former NBA players being considered for basketball’s top honor...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd tried to trade Jabari Parker

Jason Kidd wore out his welcome with the Milwaukee Bucks, and a rocky relationship with potential-filled forward Jabari Parker assuredly didn’t help.According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times, Kidd attempted to have the franchise trade Parker even before his first ACL tear in December 2014.In other words, Kidd apparently never wanted Parker on the Bucks. That injury occurred...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Giannis ‘uncomfortable’ conversation with Kidd went public

Giannis Antetokounmpo apparently wanted to keep his parting conversation with his now former head coach in-house.The Milwaukee Bucks star said on Wednesday that he did not want to discuss his conversation with Jason Kidd, who was fired on Monday. Antetokounmpo also added that he was “uncomfortable” that some parts of the conversation were made public, per Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2018  |  Discuss

The surprising failure of Jason Kidd

Few players understood the game like Jason Kidd did. He was an impressive athlete with a trap door of a first step early in his career, but the reason he was effective deep into his thirties was a mastery of the way the other nine players moved around both ends of the floor. This sounds like an ordinary thing, but if you’ve watched Kidd play, you understand that it’s magical: the...
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January 23, 2018  |  Discuss

Bucks considered firing Kidd last summer

Yesterday, the Milwaukee Bucks would fire head coach Jason Kidd. But it turns out that they had plans a little while before that. Last summer, in fact.According to Sports Illustrated’s Jared Zwerling, the Bucks ultimately fired Kidd because of how he treated players. Specifically, it was his lack of communication and tendency to play “mind games” during film sessions. But that’s...
Via The Sports Post
January 23, 2018  |  Discuss

Bucks GM explains why team fired Jason Kidd

The (24-22) Bucks are currently in position for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, but that apparently isn’t good enough for the team’s front office.It was understandable that the team’s brass had high expectations heading into this season, with the Bucks having clinched a playoff berth last year — giving the Raptors all they could handle in their postseason series.The Bucks...
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January 23, 2018  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo offered to help save Jason Kidd’s job

Giannis Antetokounmpo was apparently willing to go the extra mile in order to keep Jason Kidd as the head coach of the Milwaukee BucksKidd told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Monday that Antetokounmpo called him and offered to help save his job before Kidd got official word of the firing. Kidd also revealed further details of his conversation with Antetokounmpo. Kidd had served as Bucks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2018  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly ‘devastated’ by Jason Kidd firing

The Milwaukee Bucks made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, and the franchise’s most important player is reportedly unhappy with the move.According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, reporters caught wind of Kidd’s firing before Kidd was officially informed by the Bucks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is said to be “devastated” over it. Antetokounmpo’s presence...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2018  |  Discuss

Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

In what has to be considered one of the most shocking stories of the NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd. This comes out of absolutely nowhere and with Kidd’s now former Bucks team currently as the eighth seed back east. Sure the Bucks have struggled with consistency thus far on the season, but that doesn’t make Kidd’s firing any less shocking.Here’s...
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January 22, 2018  |  Discuss

Bucks fire Jason Kidd

The Milwaukee Bucks are moving on from Jason Kidd, per Adrian Wojnarowski.“Milwaukee has fired coach Jason Kidd, league sources tell ESPN.”Restlessness among fans has been growing in recent weeks, and it’s not hard to see why. When a team possesses a generational talent — like Giannis — that team needs to get the best out of everyone. Kidd has shown inconsistencies in that regard...
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January 22, 2018  |  Discuss

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