If nothing else Jason Kidd has a lot of confidence in his skills as a head coach, Kidd has forced himself out of Brooklyn with an unsuccessful play for power in the Nets front-office. The Milwaukee Bucks have traded two 2nd round picks (2015 and 2018 or 2019) for Jason Kidd.
SNY is reporting the following:
Kidd will only serve as the Bucks’ head coach (Beck, June 30), but he is expected to take over as head of basketball operations eventually (Beck, June 30).
After a rocky start to his coaching career Kidd was able to guide a veteran Nets squad to a 44-38 record and a playoff berth. Kidd’s desire to seek more power in the front-office is a little alarming for a 2nd year coach who should pay more attention to Xs and Os. It seems like Kidd may have taken a long, realistic look at the Nets roster and possibly their financial situation; the future may not be that bright in Brooklyn.
The Real Deal recently reported that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov plans to cut back on spending as they look to sell Forest City’s 20% shares:
The team is seeking about $200 million for Forest City’s share, which would peg the value of the NBA team at $1 billion.
Prospective bidders have expressed concerns they would need to cover substantial losses in addition to investing $200 million, the New York Post reported. The team racked up a loss of about $50 million last year.
So far Lionel Hollins, George Karl and Mark Jackson names have popped as leading contenders to replace Kidd in Brooklyn.
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