In the introductory press conference for new Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, team owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens admitted that the hiring process was a disaster on severall fronts. As for Kidd, he defiantly called the whole thing simply “business”. Per the Journal Sentinel:
Word leaked out of their talks with Kidd, while Larry Drew was still the coach and before general manager John Hammond was informed of the pursuit of a new coach.
“We were naïve about how this business is put out to the press,” Edens said. “We are used to operating in businesses where discretion is necessary and part of the fabric of it. The degree to which the media plays an integral role in basketball was a shock to me.”
“We made the mistake of taking them at face value with what they asked us to do,” Edens said of the Nets owners, who asked for confidentiality in the talks.