Bucks Officially Sign Kidd as Head Coach

By KBJR News 1

Bucks Officially Sign Kidd as Head Coach

July 1, 2014 Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM CDT

Milwaukee, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to terms with Jason Kidd to be become the team's next head coach, the team officially announced on Tuesday morning.

The Bucks traded on Monday second round draft picks in 2015 and 2019 in exchange for Kidd's coaching rights from the Brooklyn Nets, and on Tuesday he officially became the 14th head coach in franchise history.

"When you list the characteristics that make a successful head coach, you would include leadership, communication and a competitive drive," said Milwaukee general manager John Hammond. "Jason used all of those traits to become a 10-time All-Star player in the NBA, and has now translated his on-court success to the bench. We welcome him to the Bucks organization and look forward to building a championship-caliber team with him as our head coach."

The 41-year-old Kidd was a first-year NBA head coach last season with Brooklyn, leading the Nets to an overall record of (44-38) and a sixth place finish in the Eastern Conference.

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