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Antetokounmpo: "Thank God Jason Kidd came to our team"

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is more talented than most in the NBA, but he's quick to credit second-year Bucks coach Jason Kidd with spurring his development. 2014-2015 was Antetokounmpo's second season in the NBA, and the Greek forward took great strides to improve his game, particularly making plays with the ball in his hand. Kidd, he said, deserves praise for...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin state Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin state Assembly to approve $500 million Bucks arena deal

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Henson, Bucks Closing in on Contract Extension

The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs despite not being given much of a chance by the media. Jason Kidd did an excellent job in his second season as a head coach and the Bucks played excellent fundamental basketball. Johnson Henson is a big piece of their puzzle heading into the 2015-16 season, and...
Via Hoops-Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks can give thanks to Middleton in recruiting Monroe to Milwaukee

Could it all have happened over Thanksgiving dinner? Could the seeds of persuasion that ultimately yielded the biggest free-agent signing in Bucks history have been planted amidst plates of turkey and stuffing at Greg Monroe's Detroit-area home last year? Perhaps; perhaps not. But after officially inking his three-year, $50 million contract, and after being formally introduced to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez says he heard from Bucks coach Jason Kidd during free agency

The Milwaukee Bucks landed Greg Monroe and retained Khris Middleton this offseason, but was it possible that head coach Jason Kidd was looking to add Brook Lopez?Lopez quickly re-signed with the Brooklyn Nets, but he did admit that he spoke with his former coach during the offseason. Here's more from Devin Kharpertian at the Brooklyn Game: “I heard from J-Kidd, we talked a little...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks coach Kidd, GM deny any changes coming to front office

MADISON, Wis. -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office. The report from onmilwaukee.com said Kidd would take over team operations and Hammond would be reassigned within the Bucks organization, or possibly leave the team. Kidd has two years remaining...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

'No friction' between Bucks' Kidd, Hammond, no changes to front office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office. The report from onmilwaukee.com said Kidd would take over team operations and Hammond would be reassigned within the Bucks organization, or possibly leave the team. Kidd has two years remaining...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

'No friction' between Bucks' Kidd, Hammond, no changes to front office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office. The report from onmilwaukee.com said Kidd would take over team operations and Hammond would be reassigned within the Bucks organization, or possibly leave the team. Kidd has two years remaining...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks coach, GM deny any chances coming to front office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office. The report from onmilwaukee.com said Kidd would take over team operations and Hammond would be reassigned within the Bucks organization, or possibly leave the team. Kidd has two years remaining...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd Gives Freedom On Offense, If You Do Everything Exactly Right On Defense

Jason Kidd has successfully turned the Milwaukee Bucks into one of the NBA's best defensive teams along with assistant coach Sean Sweeney. Jared Dudley spoke of how Kidd implemented his system. "What J-Kidd kind of instilled when I first came in was a system where we were going to play the right way," said Dudley, who played in Milwaukee last season before being dealt to the Wizards...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks deny report Kidd is taking over as general manager

A report from Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com on Sunday evening indicated that the Milwaukee Bucks were on the verge of replacing general manager John Hammond with head coach Jason Kidd. Considering Kidd’s obvious thirst for power, that report didn’t come as too much of a surprise. Though, Hammond’s success over the past couple seasons did make us wonder what was happening in...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has been one of the most integral members of the organization in its turnaround from bottom feeder to playoff team over the past couple seasons. According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, Hammond is on the verge of being rewarded by finding himself replaced by Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who will reportedly be named the team’s general...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe Finds Perfect Opportunity With Bucks

For the vast majority of players in the NBA, finding situations where teams can accentuate their strengths while subsidizing their weaknesses is the only way to unlock their true potential. By choosing to take the Milwaukee Bucks max contract offer earlier today, free agent big man Greg Monroe did exactly that. After five years in the league, Monroe has established himself as something...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

Last year, many people thought the Milwaukee Bucks would be an improved team but many didn’t expect them to make the Eastern Conference playoffs but they did. The Bucks young core lead by head coach Jason Kidd includes Michael Carter-Williams, Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo look to make more noise in the upcoming seasons. To remember some of the Bucks...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd on Rashad Vaughn: There's no pressure on him

Somehow, the Milwaukee Bucks have gotten even younger this offseason. That will happen when you draft an 18-year-old rookie, but it sounds like there will be no pressure on Rashad Vaughn to grow up too quickly.Here's what Bucks head coach Jason Kidd told Truman Reed of Bucks.com:  “You talk about a competitor,” Kidd said. “You look at the boxes, he fits our age group. He’s...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Positionless Perfection

Are the Milwaukee Bucks positionless?  Well, what is positionless?  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, positionless isn’t actually a term.  Judging by all the red lines underneath the word every time I type it, autocorrect seems to agree with Merriam-Webster.  It is, however, an adjective that appears to mean “without a position.”  So again, are the Bucks positionless...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd likes Milwaukee's flexibility entering draft

After trading Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons for the non-guaranteed contracts of Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd sounds excited about new flexibility the Bucks should enjoy, both in the draft and free agency.Here's more from Genaro Armas of the Washington Times:“Yeah, I like what [GM John] Hammond has done, the position he has put...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Brooklyn Nets Lose Brook Lopez to Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks?

Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Pero Antic #6 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The Brooklyn Nets finished out their 2015 season on such a higher note than the majority of NBA fans would have ever given them...
Via The Sports Journal
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

With draft approaching, Kidd likes Bucks' possibilities

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) The trade of a veteran forward leaves an opening on the Milwaukee Bucks that could be filled by another rookie. The NBA draft is next week, and the Bucks pick 17th in the first round. Coach Jason Kidd likes the possibilities for the future of his young team following a 41-win season and playoff berth. Ersan Ilyasova was dealt last week to the Detroit Pistons, and...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Where was Jason Kidd's impact felt the most?

In his first year as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd accomplished quite a bit. Taking the Bucks from a 15-win season in 2013-14 to 41 wins and a playoff appearance this past year was no easy task, but Kidd's impact was felt in more places than just the standings.Here's Dakota Schmidt at Bballbreakdown.com:Knowing that he had a team filled with slew of long, athletic...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd still has a stake in the Nets

Jason Kidd had an ugly divorce with the Nets last summer, but apparently, you don't split up without getting to keep a little something of your former partner's for yourself. Kidd has learned this, and it seems he still has a stake in the Nets, even almost a full 12 months after leaving Brooklyn for the Milwaukee Bucks.From NetsDaily:Kidd led the Bucks from 15 wins the season before...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer Has Court Date Set

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in August 2013, and his court date has been set. Per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year is due in Fulton County State Court on July 29. Budenholzer could be subject to a variety of penalties, Vivlamore writes: “Budenholzer faces up...
Via Sportsnaut
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Michael Carter-Williams spend more time in the post next season?

If there's one thing that's been consistent about Jason Kidd in his short time as a head coach in the NBA, it's that he likes to post up his point guards. Whether it's been Deron Williams, Shaun Livingston or even Kendall Marshall, Kidd has relied on his point guards getting points against smaller players pretty regularly. While it's hard to tell whether that's a schematic decision...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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