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The new guys that have arrived are already adjusting, they’re contributing and they’ve understood what their role is. The coaching staff is excellent. They do a tremendous job. The way they function is the best thing I’ve experienced so far in my career in the NBA. The way they work before each game, the scouting that they do. They talk to us, provide us with a lot of information. After the games, even on the plane, the work goes on, it never stops. Each morning they prepare individually for the day’s program. Since Jason Kidd arrived in Milwaukee things have changed completely. We’ve all taken this extremely seriously. We have realized that there is something good for us here. We can build something great in 2 or 3 years. EuroHoops.net

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was the only Milwaukee Bucks player to appear in all 77 of the team's games entering their matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. He had started 64 in row. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, he sat out of Wednesday's 104-99 loss to the Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo apparently didn't know in advance of the game. "He didn't tell me," Antetokounmpo answered when asked when head coach Jason Kidd told him he would sit. "No, he didn't tell me." Was the benching for being late to practice? For rest? Because of an injury? "I don't know," Antetokounmpo said after the game. "It was coach's decision — I don't know — for me not to play today." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season, said he hopes to return to the lineup Friday in New York against the Knicks. Kidd wouldn't commit to saying when Antetokounmpo would play again, only noting, "He's going to practice tomorrow." He was more interested in talking about the players who did set foot on the court. "The guys played at a very high level, yes, they put themselves in a position to win," Kidd said. "That's first and foremost the most important thing, not asking me stupid questions about why Giannis didn't play." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

April 8, 2015 Updates

Youngmisuk: What did you think when he said he wanted you to play more point guard? Giannis Antetokounmpo: You know, Jason Kidd had just come to the team and saw me (for) a couple of practices. ... (Then) I heard he wants to make (me play) point. Point guard? Me, point guard? (I thought) no, I cannot do it. But you cannot say something, because he was one of the greatest point guards. If he wants to make me a point guard, I just got to sit down and listen and talk to him and try to do what he wants because he knows the right thing. It was a great feeling, for some games that I was point guard, handle the ball all the time and put your teammates in the right spot and make the right plays. It was a good feeling, but it was tough, too. It gives you more responsibility on the court. ESPN.com

Youngmisuk: What is new in your life right now? I hear you have a new hobby: writing music. Antetokounmpo: Yeah, I just want to sit down and write. I want to take the challenge my brother (gave me and) told me that I cannot do it. I said, "Yeah, I can!" We were talking about buying a house. I told him, "Yeah, if we buy a house, in the basement we are going to make a studio, a music room." And after (my brothers) were talking about music, I told them, "Yeah, I can write music easily. I can write a song." And my brother was like, "No, you can't." And my mother was like, "Yeah, he can do it." And my little brother told my mother, "Look, Mom! Not because he is playing in the NBA, he can do everything right now!" And I was like, "No, Kostas! I can write a song." So I told him, "Give me two, three years. I am going to have a nice song ready for you." Youngmisuk: What kind of music do you want to write? Rap? R&B? Antetokounmpo: Yeah. Hip-hop. R&B. It will be clean. I am not going to have a dirty version. Just a clean version. ESPN.com

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