Nets ‘Done’ With Jason Kidd, Give Him Permission To Speak With Bucks

by June 29, 2014

Here’s one you don’t see every day. Jason Kidd apparently wanted full control over personnel decisions in Brooklyn, but was denied of that power. The fallout may have him taking his talents elsewhere. From Yahoo Sports:

Kidd made a failed coup to Brooklyn’s Russian ownership to usurp the power of Nets general manager Billy King – and failed spectacularly. The Nets and Bucks are discussing compensation for Milwaukee hiring Kidd away, which will likely include second-round draft picks, sources told Yahoo Sports.


“The Russians are done with Kidd,” one high-ranking league source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday night.


Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins – who had been considered as an early season replacement for a foundering Kidd – is a strong candidate to be considered for hiring as the next coach, sources said.


The New York Post first reported the failed power play and talks with Bucks.


Kidd is selling Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, a close friend and past financial partner, on giving him a lucrative package to do what the Nets have refused: Give Kidd full control of basketball operations.