HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

November 20, 2014 Updates

Despite some requests from the likes of Nets forward Kevin Garnett to remember what Kidd did for the franchise while it was in New Jersey, the die-hards at the Barclays Center greeted the ex-point guard with a loud chorus of boos on Wednesday night before his Bucks emerged victorious in three overtimes. Click on the video above to see the reaction. Newark Star-Ledger

It was a reception that would have been impossible to imagine last season, when the team retired the No. 5 jersey Kidd wore during the greatest career for a Nets player since the franchise joined the NBA. "My teammates, coaches, we did a lot for this franchise," Kidd said before the game. "But it's what-have-you-done-for-us-lately motto. I understand everybody has their opinion. It's business and I work for the Milwaukee Bucks." Boston Herald

Kidd insisted he never tried to go over King's head, and said he didn't want more control. "No. No, I didn't try to promote myself," he said. "Billy's the GM. He put the Brooklyn Nets together, so it is what it is. I didn't try to promote myself. I'm still learning to be a coach. This is my second season. I had a very interesting first year as a coach. I thought it was kind of funny that you guys were marking down how many times I held the clipboard. You do that to [Lionel] Hollins?" Newsday

Kidd denied trying to get himself positioned above general manager Billy King but also said they didn't have much of a relationship. He believes the Nets wanted to fire him in December, when they were en route to a 10-21 start. "I think it really helped me to see what I was dealing with, what type of people I was dealing with, you know?" Kidd said. Boston Herald

He has barely spoken about the terms of his departure and wasn't comfortable having to do it Wednesday. He said he had spoken to some Nets players since he left and was asked about last month's comments from owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who said the team made the trade with the Bucks because: "There is a nice proverb in English: Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord has split you." "I thought it was a great quote. I've heard it before, so was it something new? No," Kidd said. Boston Herald

Irina Pavlova, the President of Onexim and a buffer between Prokhorov and the Nets’ front office, spoke out this week — issuing a statement that said, “Bad-mouthing our former franchise player and Head Coach does not help the current team one iota.” But even as he has forged a Hall of Fame résumé Kidd also has left a path of destruction in his wake, teams angry, coaches’ careers in tatters. He moves on, but as friends? Bergen Record

November 19, 2014 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Kidd was asked again whether talk he might be fired by the Nets last December contributed to his decision to go to the Bucks last summer. "It really helped me to see what type of people I was dealing with," Kidd said. "But I understand they did want to fire me in December." Twitter @cf_gardner

Kidd and the Nets went through a sudden and stunning divorce and this will be the first time the two sides are reunited since the coach was dealt to Milwaukee in June. This won't be the typical Nets-Bucks regular-season affair. There will likely be some emotion on Wednesday night. "Obviously, he is someone that you went hard for, gave everything that you had for," said Garnett, who waived his no-trade clause to be dealt to Brooklyn in part to play for Kidd. "It will be good to see him in the building. Hope people don't forget that, what he has done for Brooklyn and New Jersey and over the years. "I think that sometimes we as fans forget and I think that's important to remember the good," Garnett continued. "Obviously, he is in another organization but don't forget the good that he's done for this organization and that is the message here." ESPN.com

“I’m only thinking about the Knicks right now, so . . . You should’ve known that was coming,” Kidd said before Tuesday’s game against the Knicks. “(Brooklyn is an) NBA city, that’s it, but the big thing right now is I’m in Milwaukee preparing for the Knicks, so tomorrow you can ask me that question.” New York Daily News

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Even in a 101-85 loss at Orlando on Friday night, the Bucks held a sixth opponent (in nine games) to less than 45% shooting. "The defense has been great," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "They're competing; they're understanding what we're trying to do defensively. "You can look at the individual but you take it as a team, the pride defensively. When someone gets beat, your teammate trusts there is someone there to help. "And we're starting to end plays by getting the rebound." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 8, 2014 Updates

Now, the owners of the site have redirected Nets.com to former Nets coach Jason Kidd’s personal website, just a few days after Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired a jab at Kidd, saying “don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord has split you.” The domain is currently up for auction on eBay, with a current bid listing of $51,100 after 13 bids. It seems like the site might finally get some closure — or a new beginning. The Brooklyn Game

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