The Milwaukee Bucks reached a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, allowing Jason Kidd to become head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. The teams agreed to compensation. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sites a league source as saying Kidd will sign a three or four-year deal and the Bucks will send a pair of second round draft picks to the Nets in return.
Kidd will replace Larry Drew, who coached just one season in Milwaukee and finished 15-67. He still had two years left on his three-year deal worth $7.5-million. The Journal Sentinel report says John Hammond will remain as the Bucks general manager and David Morway will stay on as assistant general manager, despite both not being consulted on the move to hire Kidd.
Drew played for Missouri and then was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1980 NBA Draft. He played in 10 NBA seasons. He played for the Pistons, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
Prior to becoming the Bucks coach, Drew was with Atlanta where the Hawks went 128-102 in three seasons.
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