Jason Kidd looks to bring success he had in Dallas over to Milwaukee
Jason Kidd played 19 years in the NBA and became one of the best point guards to ever play the game. He was named an All-Star 10-times in his career and won a title in 2011 during his time with the Dallas Mavericks.
Now a head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, the 43-year-old is looking to bring the same success he had when he was in Texas over to his new team. The roster he has is a young and talented one, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, which makes their future very promising. But Kidd admitted that they are still a work in progress and have a long way to go before they can reach the level of success he had with the Mavericks, per Adam Grosbarg of the Dallas Morning News.
“I think we’re in the process of building. We have a young team that’s learning what big games mean, what back-to-backs mean and how to play against the best and being consistent — what Dallas has done for so many years, Winning 50 games, always being talked about as having a chance to win a championship. So hopefully we can have that in Milwaukee.”
The Mavericks won their first game of the season against Kidd’s team on Sunday even if they were without Dirk Nowitzki who is currently sidelined. Harrison Barnes led the way for the Mavs and top-scored with 34 points and added eight rebounds.
The Bucks currently have a 4-3 record and have yet to show consistency on the court. But with Kidd on the sidelines, it won’t be surprising if he can make his squad play to its full potential and be the team of the future in the NBA.
For now, he’ll serve as the team’s guide as they learn more about the league. These will be valuable lessons they’ll bring with them as they become a seasoned team and, eventually, a contender.