Jason Kidd’s time as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets could be over after just one season.
Kidd has been given permission to talk with the Milwaukee Bucks for a position in that organization, league sources told the New York Post on Saturday.
Kidd reportedly wanted more say with the Nets and asked to be in control of the team’s basketball operations. The role would have placed him in a spot above team general manager Billy King.
Brooklyn’s ownership felt otherwise about the young coach and denied his requests, arguing that Kidd doesn’t have enough experience to be in such a position.
With new ownership, Milwaukee might make major changes. Under first-year coach Larry Drew, the Bucks won just 15 games in 2013-14. Drew has two years left on his contract and has an option for one more. Even with the contract, ownership could be looking for a shakeup.
The Nets, meanwhile, had considerable success last season, as Kidd helped the team to 44 wins and a second consecutive postseason berth. Kidd would be leaving a solid squad in Brooklyn, but he could get the say he wants in Milwaukee.
Kidd met with reporters Thursay at the opening of the Nets’ new practice facility and said he would be with the team in Orlando when it practices for the upcoming summer league.
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