After becoming the second coach over the last 14 months to be involved in a trade, Jason Kidd will now get the power he desired in Milwaukee.
That power, of course, will come in the form of dollar bills.
Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck reports that the contract will be worth $4-5 million per year. The length of the contract is not determined yet, but it’ll be at least three years. This could potentially be a 50 percent raise from his previous contract with the Nets, which he signed for $10.25 million over four years.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports also reports that what drew Kidd’s ire with his status was when Derek Fisher and Steve Kerr both received more lucrative deals for their head coaching gigs.
Kidd replaces Larry Drew as head coach of the Bucks, who will look to the former point guard to lead a team blessed with young players such as recently-drafted Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo.