Jason Kidd plans to pursue new head coaching job
Jason Kidd was fired from his head coaching position with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday afternoon. The firing came as a shock to the NBA and to franchise superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Even though Kidd was fired from the Bucks after four years, Kidd expressed that he plans to pursue another head coaching job in the NBA, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Jason Kidd tells ESPN he plans to pursue another NBA coaching gig when the opportunity presents itself: “Can’t wait to get another job.”
Kidd was originally given his first head coaching job with the Brooklyn Nets after he retired from the NBA in 2012. He soon left the position to work for the Bucks as their head coach. Although Kidd was abruptly fired due to the Bucks’ mediocre season, Antetokounmpo begged for him to stay, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Jason Kidd tells ESPN that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo called him about 15 minutes before Kidd was officially notified he’d been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job.
Kidd says Antetokounmpo replied, “‘What can I do? I’ll call the owners, I’ll call my agent.”
Kidd said he told him, “There’s nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That’s it.”
The Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies currently have openings for head coaching positions, at least if they plan to go on a search once the regular season is over. If Kidd is really serious about landing a new head coaching job, he just may get one with this type of determination and his experience from running two NBA teams in the past.