Late Saturday evening, some interesting news out of the NBA began to leak as the New York Post reported that, after a dispute with management, the Milwaukee Bucks were given permission to talk to Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd. Kidd, apparently, went to the Nets about accruing more power within the organization, and they weren’t very receptive to that, to say the least.
What makes this whole deal interesting is that the Bucks have a head coach in Larry Drew, who just completed his first season with the organization. With the recent selection of Jabari Parker with the no. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, you would think that the team would give Drew a little more room to work and build the franchise.
Well, apparently, the thought of potentially getting Kidd to come in and not only coach the team, but make some personnel decisions as well, the team didn’t even bother to mention to Drew nor the front office that they were talking to Kidd about taking their jobs.
Bucks coach Larry Drew & front office was unaware Jason Kidd was about to interview for their jobs, sources told ESPN
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 29, 2014
Now, if you’re a team owner and you want to sour your relationship with your head coach and members of your front office, the Bucks just gave you the blueprint for getting that done.