HoopsHype Jason Kidd rumors

November 19, 2014 Updates

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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Amongst vows that he will not give up majority control of the Nets and remains “committed to championship,” Mikhail Prokhorov’s first session with the media in 10 months uncovered a new enemy target to join Mark Cuban and James Dolan. “I think there is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said when asked about departed head coach Jason Kidd. “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.” “I think we shouldn’t get mad, I think we should get even,” Prokhorov added about Kidd’s power play in Brooklyn and desertion to Milwaukee. “And we’ll see it on the court.” New York Daily News

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Knight, taken by Detroit as the No. 8 pick in 2011, remains a critical figure to the Bucks' chances for significant improvement. He is entering his fourth NBA season but will not turn 23 years old until Dec. 2. "I look at Brandon, he goes at the speed that I think I went at when I was 19 or 20 years old," Kidd said. "It's understanding what he can see at that speed. "Some people can't see that, so they might think he's out of control. But when he's been playing early on, he's finding open guys and getting a lot of his teammates shots. I don't mind that speed as long as it's under control." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Kidd was granted permission to talk to the Bucks in June and then was subsequently traded for two second-round picks. "Did I want to be traded?" said Kidd, whose Bucks play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "I think once [the Nets] OK'd the talk to Milwaukee, that just showed, whatever you want to call it, rumors or no rumors that they wanted to fire me in December had to have some legs." Kidd was alluding to reports by ESPNNewYork.com and Yahoo! Sports about how management strongly considered making a coaching change last December when the Nets were in the midst of a 10-21 start but Russian ownership stuck with Kidd. ESPN.com

When asked about a comment he made recently to ESPN's Chris Broussard about how "Brooklyn thought that they could do better" in regards to his departure from the Nets, Kidd points to what the Nets have now. "They got second round picks," Kidd said on Sunday. "I thought they got a coach [Lionel Hollins] and second-round picks." ESPN.com

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