Report: Bucks Trade for Coaching Rights to Kidd

By KBJR News 1

Report: Bucks Trade for Coaching Rights to Kidd

June 30, 2014 Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 9:33 PM CDT

Milwaukee, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Larry Drew and traded two draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the coaching rights to Jason Kidd, that according to a report by ESPN.com on Monday afternoon.

Brooklyn will receive second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019 from Milwaukee in exchange for the rights to Kidd, who led the Nets this season to an overall record of (44-38) and sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee had the worst record in the NBA in 2013-14, going just (15-67) to finish four games behind the next-wost team, Philadelphia.

The Bucks later on Monday officially announced the firing of Larry Drew, who spent just the one season with as the team's head coach.

"Despite the challenging season, Larry always handled himself and represented the Bucks in a first-class manner," Milwaukee general manager John Hammond said in a statement. "Larry did the best he could in a difficult situation, especially given all of our injuries. I want to thank Larry for all of his efforts, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

The team did not announce any news regarding Kidd as part of its official statement.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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