HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

June 29, 2014 Updates

Kidd's failed push for a promotion that would have put him above Nets general manager Billy King while also keeping him as coach has led to his likely exit, with the Milwaukee Bucks being granted permission to speak with him about a front-office position that was at the root of this unexpected development. One of the Bucks' new owners, Marc Lasry, previously held a stake in the Nets and is known to be close with Kidd, 41 and one season removed from his playing career. USA Today Sports

One of the final straws for Nets ownership came around the trade deadline. Kidd advocated for a trade with the Bucks that would sent Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for the deeply troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova. The suggestion, mostly about Kidd's belief that Lopez couldn't fit in his system, was considered and rejected by the Nets brass. NetsDaily

Kidd was angered by the Nets decision to trade for Marcus Thornton rather than Jarrett Jack, who he believed would have been a better fit. Nets ownership believe that Kidd's ultimate ambition was to dump Billy King, with whom ownership remains quite satisfied. Kidd believes that King and Nets ownership do not have a long term plan and are too opportunistic. NetsDaily

There is no deal among Nets, Kidd and Bucks as of late Saturday. The Nets will not fire Kidd but his days with the Nets are over. There is deep bitterness in Nets ownership camp about how Kidd has treated them after they gave him a job despite having no coaching experience whatsoever ... and a checkered past. NetsDaily

Gery Woelfel: Bucks would be absolutely moronic to give up first-rounder for Kidd who, I'm told, has fallen out of the good graces of Nets brass. Twitter @GeryWoelfel

Apparently Jason Kidd isn’t satisfied with just coaching he Nets, and it may cause him to leave the franchise. A league source told The Post Kidd recently approached ownership with a series of demands, including the role of overseeing the Nets’ basketball operations department in addition to his head-coaching responsibilities. The source said Kidd didn’t want general manager Billy King to be dismissed, but wanted to be given a title and placed above him in the organizational hierarchy. New York Post

Jason Kidd's future as coach of the Brooklyn Nets is uncertain after an attempt to gain more power within the organization led to the team granting him permission to interview with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources close to the process. Sources have confirmed a New York Post report that Kidd, after a successful debut season upon making the difficult jump from player to coach, recently approached ownership with a request to have personnel control in addition to his coaching duties. Nets ownership, however, rebuffed Kidd. ESPN.com

After denying Jason Kidd a larger role within the front office to go with his duties as head coach, the Nets have given Kidd permission to talk with the Bucks, league sources confirmed Saturday night. Newsday

Adrian Wojnarowski: In pursuing exit to Milwaukee, source tells Yahoo of Jason Kidd's ambitions: "He wants the Doc and Pop role (there). Running everything." Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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