HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

July 6, 2014 Updates
July 5, 2014 Updates

But now that it’s happened, Plumlee said he is excited for the opportunity to play under new coach Lionel Hollins. “I was very surprised,” he said. “I think everybody was. I know you guys were, I was, but it’s part of it.” “I wish [Kidd] well. I’ve said constantly I had a great time playing for him, I enjoyed him as a coach. But now I’m looking forward to playing for coach Hollins. I haven’t met him yet, but I’m looking forward to that.” New York Post

July 3, 2014 Updates
July 2, 2014 Updates

Jason Kidd avoided repeated questions about why he wanted to leave the Nets for the Milwaukee Bucks and did not say "Brooklyn" or "Nets" during his introductory news conference Wednesday at the Bradley Center. "This is business. I think [Nets general manager] Billy [King] said it best," Kidd said with a grin. "It's business, and that's what it comes down to." ESPN.com

Giannis Antetokounmpo on coach Drew: I was sad when I first heard about it, because he was my first NBA coach. What can I say? I wish him all the best. I posted a photo of me and coach Drew on my Facebook page, from my first NBA game at Madison Square Garden. I played like four minutes there. Coach saw that I was stressed, lost and confused and he approached me telling me to relax and just play my game. NBA Greece

July 1, 2014 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks today named Jason Kidd as the team’s new head coach. The Bucks signed Kidd after the Brooklyn Nets agreed to release him from his contract in exchange for two second round picks in the 2015 and 2019 NBA Drafts. Kidd will be the 14th head coach in the history of the Bucks franchise. He joins Milwaukee following a 19-year Hall-of-Fame-caliber NBA playing career and, most recently, serving as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. NBA.com

June 30, 2014 Updates

One person intimately involved with coaching searches and hires said actively pursuing a job that isn't available is something you simply don't go. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Bucks transactions. The person also said it's fine to do due diligence about a job that could open but that's as far it should go. USA Today Sports

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is in a unique position. He coached Kidd, considers him a friend but is also president of the NBA Coaches Association. In a text message to USA TODAY Sports, Carlisle played it down the middle. "This is a byproduct of a dynamic and highly competitive multibillion dollar business," Carlisle said. "We view this as an aberrational transaction between two teams that is unlikely to happen again soon." USA Today Sports

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