HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

June 30, 2014 Updates

A decision on the Kidd fiasco is expected Monday, and it hinges on the Nets and Bucks getting over their compensation chasm, according to sources. Brooklyn has been determined to get a first-rounder in any swap – and has asked for the next year’s draft choice — but the Bucks are reportedly threatening to pull away from negotiations if the Nets don’t accept their offer of a 2015 second-round pick. New York Daily News

A source close to the situation confirmed that Kidd had met Friday with the Bucks in New York after the Nets granted permission. This after he went to a press conference the day before at which he thanked Nets ownership and said he was “honored” to coach a team with the “best facilities in the world.” Irina Pavlova, the president of Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Sports, said she was excited about the job Kidd did last season and was happy to provide him a “worthy” practice facility in Brooklyn, one that will cost about $50 million. New York Daily News

Adrian Wojnarowski: Lost in this is violation of coach's code: You don't pursue job belonging to someone else. Humiliating end for Larry Drew. Kidd's shameless. Bucks ownership masking this as a coach hiring, but belief is that it's just matter of time until Kidd has full control in Milwaukee. Twitter

Adrian Wojnarowski: Rick Carlisle runs coach's association, takes issues seriously. Ultimate coach's coach. You can bet Kidd'll feel disgust within fraternity. Twitter

Kidd's power play backfired. He certainly had Russians in his corner. That's in part how he got the coaching job with Brooklyn. Kidd's agent, Jeff Schwartz, sold the idea of his player-to-coach transition to Dmitry Razumov, who is not listed in the Nets' media guide but is a trusted adviser to owner Mikhail Prokhorov. King was against hiring Kidd, telling Sports Illustrated before the season that his initial reaction was, "Absolutely not." But Razumov had interest, and Kidd won King over in the interview. USA Today Sports

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