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Brooklyn Nets trade head coach Jason Kidd to Milwaukee Bucks

By Ricky Yandoli,

The Brooklyn Nets traded head coach Jason Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

In exchange, the Nets will receive one second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019, respectively. The Bucks then fired their first-year head coach, Larry Drew.

After a successful head coaching debut this season with the Nets, Kidd was given permission to talk to the Bucks about the opportunity of joining their sidelines.

It has been reported the former all-star was not pleased that in the past month both Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher received higher salaries than he did to coach new teams, notes the New York Daily News. Both Kerr and Fisher were similar to Kidd, in that they did not have any head-coaching experience prior to their big pay days. So, Kidd wanted to talk to the Bucks about a coaching position in that organization after being soured by the Nets organization.

It's also been reported that Kidd wanted a higher position in the Nets front office, but the Nets were unwilling.

According to ESPN, Kidd is only the fourth NBA coach to switch teams right after his rookie season as a head coach. He is the first coach to do such a thing since Stan Albeck and Jack McKinney did following the 1979-1980 season.

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

 
 

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