HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

November 4, 2014 Updates

Amongst vows that he will not give up majority control of the Nets and remains “committed to championship,” Mikhail Prokhorov’s first session with the media in 10 months uncovered a new enemy target to join Mark Cuban and James Dolan. “I think there is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said when asked about departed head coach Jason Kidd. “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.” “I think we shouldn’t get mad, I think we should get even,” Prokhorov added about Kidd’s power play in Brooklyn and desertion to Milwaukee. “And we’ll see it on the court.” New York Daily News

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Knight, taken by Detroit as the No. 8 pick in 2011, remains a critical figure to the Bucks' chances for significant improvement. He is entering his fourth NBA season but will not turn 23 years old until Dec. 2. "I look at Brandon, he goes at the speed that I think I went at when I was 19 or 20 years old," Kidd said. "It's understanding what he can see at that speed. "Some people can't see that, so they might think he's out of control. But when he's been playing early on, he's finding open guys and getting a lot of his teammates shots. I don't mind that speed as long as it's under control." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Kidd was granted permission to talk to the Bucks in June and then was subsequently traded for two second-round picks. "Did I want to be traded?" said Kidd, whose Bucks play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "I think once [the Nets] OK'd the talk to Milwaukee, that just showed, whatever you want to call it, rumors or no rumors that they wanted to fire me in December had to have some legs." Kidd was alluding to reports by ESPNNewYork.com and Yahoo! Sports about how management strongly considered making a coaching change last December when the Nets were in the midst of a 10-21 start but Russian ownership stuck with Kidd. ESPN.com

When asked about a comment he made recently to ESPN's Chris Broussard about how "Brooklyn thought that they could do better" in regards to his departure from the Nets, Kidd points to what the Nets have now. "They got second round picks," Kidd said on Sunday. "I thought they got a coach [Lionel Hollins] and second-round picks." ESPN.com

October 14, 2014 Updates

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the team had sincere interest in bringing veteran Ray Allen back to the team during the past summer, but the former Bucks player was not inclined to return. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, still has not signed with any NBA team and has not said if he plans to retire. He played with the Miami Heat the past two years and helped it win the 2013 NBA championship. He also won a league title with the Boston Celtics in 2008. "We did contact Ray," Kidd said. "He's weighing his options to see where he wants to go. But we did have interest." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

September 27, 2014 Updates

Jason Kidd was hired as the team’s coach over the summer and he wants to move Antetokounmpo from small forward to point guard. Kidd believes the second-year player has the skill set to thrive as a floor general, and envisions him being a match-up nightmare with his 6’11 frame and 7’5 wingspan. The 19-year-old has been working out in Milwaukee with teammates and is prepared to make the transition to the one. “I’m not going to say I was shocked by it,” Antetokounmpo told Basketball Insiders when asked about the move to point guard. “It’s something that I feel comfortable with and I’ll play wherever Coach wants me to play, especially when it’s Coach Kidd who thinks that I can play point guard. That makes me feel like, ‘I can play it. I can play point guard.’ I’m going to try my best and just listen to Coach. I’ll do whatever Coach says to do and I’ll get more comfortable.” Basketball Insiders

What have your conversations with Larry Sanders been like this summer? Jason Kidd: We've been great. He came out to summer league for a couple days to work out. We've talked all summer. I'm very excited. He has said on multiple occasions he's excited to play basketball. We understand how important he is to this team, and so, again, what he brings to the table on the defensive and offensive end, we're very excited to have. He's said he wants to have a bounceback season. How's he looking, what are your expectations for him? Jason Kidd: He looks great. He looks great. He's running. He's blocking shots, rebounding, he's talking, he's helping his teammates out on both ends. He's in shape. He looks great. Everybody that we've seen, the 15 guys that have been here most of September look great. CBSSports.com

September 26, 2014 Updates

Q: Is it true you're going to have Gary Payton mentoring Giannis? Jason Kidd: No, I'm not having anyone mentor anyone. For me, it's looking at guys that I've played against or played with that can maybe help come in for a day or two to talk about what it takes to be successful. And so Gary at some point might come in and talk, but we're not going to hire him. CBSSports.com

September 19, 2014 Updates
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Jason Kidd had a vision going to Milwaukee: to see Giannis Antetokounmpo running the point for the Bucks from the "1" position. The new coach of the "Bucks" is not only determined to implement this idea, but will have the help of one of the top point guards of the 90s in this effort: Gary Payton. Gary Payton is in Athens today and at an event held during the afternoon in the northern suburbs, he revealed that he has agreed with the Bucks to assume the role of 'Special Advisor' for Giannis Antetokounmpo during next season. The "Glove" will start work during pre-season, which will begin at the end of the month, and said that he has met with the 19 year old forward in Las Vegas, as well as with Jason Kidd, with whom he has a long friendship from the years they have both played in the NBA. Brew Hoop

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Porschla pointed out she grew up in Gulfport, Miss., not far from Kiln, the hometown of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. The Kidds met through a mutual friend in New York and were married in September 2011. "I was teaching yoga at the time, and he professed his newfound love for yoga and showed up at my class the next day," Porschla said. "I guess the rest is history." Jason remembers it this way. "It was a yoga class that I almost missed," he said. "It was a little advanced for my speed, but it was definitely worth it." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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