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Jason Kidd: “John Hammond and those guys have been scouting all year, and will put us in a position as we get closer to the draft and free agency to have a better understanding of who we like, and what we want to do to improve our team. I think John and I have been a pretty good team together. The things that have been reported about my relationship with him simply aren’t true. He and I have a great relationship. When he has asked for my input, I have given to him, and that’s that. All the speculation about me wanting to be the general manager of the franchise is totally false.”
Jason Kidd: “John has done a great job of being the GM here in Milwaukee. I have total respect for what he does for this organization. I understand the success that he’s had, and have enjoyed learning from him. He’s been in this business and been doing it for a long time. He won a championship in Detroit, so he knows what it means and what it takes to build a winner. And because he has also coached in this league, he’s seen it from that side, too. We both come to the office everyday to continue to look at what we can do going forward to get better as a team.”
Jason Kidd: “Physically, I feel great. The surgery I had during the season has helped me feel a million times better. It was something that needed to be done when it was done, and Dr. Su did a wonderful job with it. The rehab has been great, so I have had no problems being myself again. With that behind me, I’m ready to continue working toward getting this team better for next year.”
Hammond and Kidd both agreed on the Bucks’ primary need before they hit the court again in fall training camp: shooters. It’s a desperate need and one the team will try to address in free agency or through trades and the draft.
“Unfortunately it just never got there,” Kidd said. “We had to go in the paint. We had to score the ball. In today’s game, two is not going to beat three. The three is so important. We didn’t have enough guys that could make the three.”