Jason Kidd's future with the Brooklyn Nets looks to be over following a surprising play for a larger role within the organization. As in the largest role.
In pursuing exit to Milwaukee, source tells Yahoo of Jason Kidd's ambitions: "He wants the Doc and Pop role (there). Running everything."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2014
Kidd's tenure as Nets head coach got off to a rocky start, but he ultimately led his team to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Still, one marginally successful season seems like thin ground to stand on when asking for a promotion above your former boss's pay grade.
So is Kidd looking for such a position with the Milwaukee Bucks, who were given permission by the Nets to interview their soon-to-be-former Head Coach? We're getting rapid-fire reports.
No shock here, but sense I get from plugged-in sources is that Kidd is probably finished w/Nets whether he lands another job or not.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 29, 2014
Source: Kidd isn't pursuing Bucks coaching job. He wants to be president of basketball ops.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 29, 2014
Bucks officials under this belief, sources tell Yahoo: Kidd wants Phil Jackson-like president's role with Bucks - perhaps without coaching.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2014
So what do the Bucks have to say about this whole deal?
Bucks statement tonight: "We're not going to comment on rumors or speculation."— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 29, 2014
Kidd signed a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth year last summer. The contract has $7.5 million guaranteed.
As for U-Turn back to Nets? Likely too late. "Russians are done with Kidd," one source tells Yahoo. Belief is that King is more forgiving.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2014
Realistic compensation for Bucks to deliver Nets: "Bunch of second-round picks," one source says. No doubt Nets pursuing a first-rounder.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2014
And on that last tweet: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!