Jul 2, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks new head coach Jason Kidd speaks to the press during his introductory news conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd ‘proud’ to coach Bucks


The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jason Kidd to be their new head coach after his power grab in Brooklyn failed. Kidd wrote a letter to the fans, which the team posted to their Twitter account.

“Over the past couple days, I’ve been asked: ‘Why Milwaukee?’ My answer is simple: there is no place I’d rather be,” Kidd wrote. “Over my twenty years in the NBA as a player and a coach, I have always been impressed with the level of support that Bucks fans have given this team, in good times and bad.

“With a talented roster, new owners that are passionate about being successful in Milwaukee, and a great fan base, we have the makings of something special here and I’m proud to be leading this new era of Bucks basketball.

“From the moment that Marc Lasry and Wes Edens purchased this franchise, they have clearly and repeatedly stated their singular focus — to return championship-caliber basketball to Wisconsin. I am humbled by the trust they have put in me and the opportunity they have given me to turn that dream into reality.”


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