Over the weekend, the world saw the preposterous news that Jason Kidd demanded to be given the reins to the Brooklyn Nets’ organization, was denied of that promotion and then was given permission to discuss taking a job with the Milwaukee Bucks. Now all of this has come to fruition but as asinine as Kidd seemed in the whole situation, he is actually going to get what he wanted at the expense of the Bucks’ new, inexperience ownership.
Jason Kidd will go to the Bucks to coach for 2015 and 2019 second round picks, league source tells Yahoo Sport.sAdvertisement
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
It’s unknown exactly what Kidd’s full role will be in Milwaukee, but it’s been confirmed he will replace Larry Drew as the team’s head coach. In case you’ve been living under a rock, all this came about because of Kidd’s closeness with new Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, who obviously is still getting his feet wet with this whole NBA ownership thing.
Of course, getting together with friends in the NBA sometimes works as the Miami Heat found out by winning back-to-back championships with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all together. However, they did that through free agency, which is typical and, well, natural for pro sports. What Kidd and Lasry have done is bizarre.
Regardless of the asininity of this whole situation, the Bucks now have a coach with one rocky year of experience under his belt and a new face of the franchise in Jabari Parker for Kidd to develop. Hopefully Lasry knows what he’s doing because if he doesn’t — which seems to be the case — this will be at least one more wasted year for the Milwaukee franchise.