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November 20, 2014 Updates

On Wednesday night, Kidd returned to Brooklyn to face that hostile environment and scored a 122-118 victory for the Bucks in three overtimes. Amid the boos and heckling, the events surrounding Kidd's departure from the Nets have invited scrutiny from league power brokers concerned about how much influence some agents have carved out within franchises, league sources told CBSSports.com. At issue is the role that Kidd's longtime agent during his playing career, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management, played in Kidd's attempt to achieve personnel authority with the Nets -- and, when the power play failed, his role in ultimately landing Kidd a handsome raise to supplant a coach, Larry Drew, who had not yet been fired in Milwaukee. CBSSports.com

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Facing a 5 p.m. Monday deadline to reduce their roster to a maximum of 15 players, the Miami Heat on Thursday released rookie guards Tyler Johnson and Larry Drew and Hialeah-born forward Shawn Jones. The moves leave the Heat with 16 players on their preseason roster. Of the players released Thursday, Johnson was the most intriguing. Johnson, who went undrafted out of Fresno State in June, impressed the Heat with his athletic play during summer league to the degree that they offered him a $75,000 guarantee to attend training camp. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Larry Drew said he was "blindsided" by the way he lost his job as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Commenting at length for the first time since he was fired by the Bucks' new ownership June 30, Drew said his firing was "definitely mystifying." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Word leaked out that the Nets had given permission to Milwaukee to speak to Kidd, without the knowledge of either Bucks general manager John Hammond or Drew. Kidd was signed to a three-year, $15 million contract a few days later. "From their (the owners') standpoint, there's no set time for these type of things," Drew said in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. "It caught me in a position when I least expected it. But I know how these things work. I don't have any hard feelings, any grudges against anybody. "Marc (Lasry) called me and I just wished him luck. I've got to keep moving forward." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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It appears that former Bucks coach Larry Drew, fired in controversial fashion last month when Jason Kidd decided to pursue the job, is making progress in joining David Blatt’s staff with the Cavaliers. Drew has ties with Blatt, who contacted him soon after he was fired by Milwaukee. Drew would join the staff that features associate head coach Tyronn Lue, who was an assistant with the Celtics under Doc Rivers. Former Celtic James Posey was on the Cavaliers’ summer league staff after coaching in the NBADL last season. Boston Globe

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Sean Deveney: The @Milwaukee Bucks officially announce firing of Larry Drew. No Kidd mention. Just Hammond: "Larry did the best he could in a difficult situation" Twitter @SeanDeveney

Jonathan Feigen: Bucks cite Larry Drew's "first class manner." Apparently not something they wanted in a head coach. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

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

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