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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Kyrie Irving has unlimited range

The NBA has a new hotline where players can vent about the officials, get calls clarified and plead for better treatment. Think of it as a way to reach out and touch a ref, without the mandatory suspension for actually touching a ref. We've obtained access to the hotline and responses, which are about as authentic as a Derrick Rose standardized test. We know when that hotline blings...
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Jason Kidd: More injuries may be due to earlier start to season

Jason Kidd is the latest NBA head coach to express concerns that the earlier start to the season may be contributing to the leaguewide injury epidemic.On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks coach discussed the league’s decision to bump up the regular season by 10 days, leading to a shortened training camp.“We went extremely hard because of the shortened training camp,” said Kidd, per Chris...
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October 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd: Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘better than I am’

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has the distinction of being one of the NBA’s best all-time point guards. So anything he says about guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, a rising star, carries some weight.At 6-foot-11 with the wingspan of an albatross, he can do things Kidd never dreamed of, which is probably why his head coach said the following.“I wish I was 7 feet tall,” Kidd said...
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April 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd: Russell Westbrook would be ‘cheated’ if he’s not MVP

Jason Kidd knows who his NBA MVP vote would go to — and who should receive a vote from others, too.The Milwaukee Bucks head coach said ahead of his team’s game in Oklahoma City on Tuesday that Russell Westbrook should at least have a share of the MVP award this season. He even went as far as to say Westbrook would be “cheated” if he didn’t get a piece of the league’s MVP honor. ...
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April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for our WBC championship hangover to wear off. Happy birthday to Jason Kidd, Mark Buehrle, Kyrie Irving and  Maurice Jones-Drew. On this date in 1994 Wayne Gretzky scored his 802th goal breaking Gordie Howe's...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jabari Parker benched for violating team rule

Jabari Parker is not starting against the Miami Heat on Saturday night.The Milwaukee Bucks forward was removed from the starting lineup for violating a team rule. Bucks coach Jason Kidd did not specify the violation, but it sounds like Parker wasn’t well received during a players-only meeting following Friday’s loss at Orlando. First-round pick Thon Maker started in Parker’s place...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd: John Henson is Bucks’ starting center

The Milwaukee Bucks have put together a top-10 defense to begin the 2016-17 season, and head coach Jason Kidd wants to make sure that it stays that way. Kidd said on Monday that John Henson, who entered Milwaukee’s starting lineup in a win on Saturday over the Memphis Grizzlies, will continue to start at center for the team moving forward, per Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee...
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November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Duncan's two big 'What if?' moments

Tim Duncan is the greatest Spur of all-time and arguably the greatest power forward of all-time. But what would have happened if Duncan had bolted San Antonio to form a big three in Orlando? Or if Jason Kidd had jumped off a sinking Nets ship to join the Spurs in 2003? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet break down how the NBA landscape might have looked in these alternate timelines.
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd regrets not joining Spurs in 2003, still has nightmares about it

Jason Kidd in a San Antonio Spurs uniform? It almost happened, so says Kidd. The Milwaukee Bucks head coach told Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN that he committed to joining the Spurs in 2003 when he was the top free agent available. Kidd changed his mind and signed a maximum contract with New Jersey instead, but the decision still haunts him to this day, calling it “the biggest disappointment...
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July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd, Bucks finalizing three-year extension

The Milwaukee Bucks have apparently liked what they’ve seen from coach Jason Kidd, as Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the two sides are close to a three-year contract extension. Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is finalizing a three-year, $15M-plus extension with the franchise, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 13, 2016 Defending...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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