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David Aldridge: What do you hear when you hear coach Kidd's voice in your head? Giannis Antetokounmpo: Just to pay attention and listen. He was a great player, he's a great coach. The only thing you can do with Jason Kidd is to pay attention and listen. You're going to learn a lot of things. He challenges you every day. He's challenged me every day. He texts me every day, and he's a great coach. He came to Milwaukee and changed all of this around. So I'm just going to try to practice hard and continue to listen to him, because I know if I listen to him he's going to take me to the next level in my future. NBA.com

December 22, 2014 Updates

There were people who questioned your ability to coach at the beginning. Did you ever question your ability to coach? Jason Kidd: No. I never thought, "This is not for me." I thought I was doing the right thing the whole time. Bleacher Report

What did you think about that criticism? Jason Kidd: It was no different than me being a player. They've always questioned me. I'm the lightning rod for being questioned. I was trying to tape that thing together with duct tape. I was trying to stay positive. Coming in every day wondering if we could practice because we had injuries and an older team. We all learned from each other. We learned we weren't going to quit. When it turned, it turned. It's almost like anything I've been involved in—it's always bad and at some point it turns good. Bleacher Report

What would you do different about your exit from Brooklyn? Jason Kidd: Nothing. B/R: If they had given you what you were looking for, would you still be there? Jason Kidd: I didn't ask for anything. I asked them to improve the franchise. B/R: What's the biggest misconception about how you left? Jason Kidd: The power struggle. There was no power struggle. There's still no power struggle. Bleacher Report

What prompted you to leave or ask out? Jason Kidd: They wanted to fire me, they didn't think I was doing a good job, and when I say "they" I mean management. Then it all changed when things started going well. Also I think the biggest thing, and we don't talk about it anymore, but Brooklyn gave Milwaukee permission to talk to me. That's where it all starts and ends. It's as simple as it gets. Everybody can run with their conspiracy theories or power struggles. But at the end of the day, Milwaukee asked Brooklyn for permission and they granted it. Bleacher Report

At what point was Brooklyn talking about firing you? Jason Kidd: Early December. So things got better, but you hadn't forgotten that? Jason Kidd: Oh yeah. I don't forget anything. But that never stopped me from doing my job. Bleacher Report

December 20, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: Mavericks Rajon Rondo takes Jason Kidd's old locker. Awesome nugget from my guy @BallinWithBryan. Twitter @IAmDPick

December 18, 2014 Updates

Bucks Coach Jason Kidd benched Parker for the entire fourth quarter of wins against Memphis and Oklahoma City last month. After matching his season low with six points in a similarly season-low 21 minutes in the Thunder win, Parker emerged from the training room with an ice pack on his right shoulder — the result of a strain suffered during summer league — but offered no excuses or complaints. “No need to get back out there if it’s working,” Parker said, while adding Kidd didn’t need to explain his decision for not playing him in those situations. “I can get an idea of what I need to do to stay on the floor. Be aggressive, do things that I can do on the defensive end, to make sure I can do my assignments.” Washington Post

December 17, 2014 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Kidd on Jabari: "I thought he was doing everything as a rookie, being able to play both ends and help the team win... It's sad that a good kid like this who is doing all the right things and an injury like that takes him out for the season." Twitter @cf_gardner

December 12, 2014 Updates

Of course, there are obvious pitfalls. Ownership could cede too much control to Kidd, who had zero input on personnel decisions in Brooklyn last season and, according to sources, didn’t seem at all interested in any. Hammond has taken some heat in recent years, but he is widely respected and has a strong track record in the draft (hello, Giannis), where Milwaukee will need to continue to land quality players. Lasrys wants consensus with big decisions, but ultimately Hammond’s voice should carry the most weight. Kidd’s job should be to coach a team freckled with promising players. Sports Illustrated

December 9, 2014 Updates

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