Jason Kidd has been fired by the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Milwaukee has fired coach Jason Kidd, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2018
Kidd led the Bucks to a 23-22 record through the first 45 games of the 2017-18 season, but the way he was let go is somewhat shocking.
According to Chris B. Haynes, “Kidd had no idea,” — while his star player Giannis is reportedly “devastated.”
Milwaukee assistant coach Joe Prunty has been named as interim coach and will coach the Bucks against Phoenix tonight.
Twitter Reacts to everything, and his dismissal was no different. Flip The to see how fans and pundits around the league reacted.
Sources: Jason Kidd hasn’t been officially told yet. Giannis Antetokounmpo is devastated. https://t.co/FGaqQybJtn
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 22, 2018
Jason Kidd in his exit interview pic.twitter.com/XJApHxqSZ8
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 22, 2018
BUCKS NATION REACTS TO JASON KIDD FIRING pic.twitter.com/w0uLIhHEIA
— Justin's Secret Bucks Account (@justinsuperbuck) January 22, 2018
Jason Kidd arrived in Milwaukee with a lot of influence with ownership. That influence–and the power that came with it–eroded significantly over the last year.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) January 22, 2018
League sources confirm that the Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd (@wojespn first). Source says ownership felt Milwaukee was “underachieving” this year; Bucks are currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 22, 2018
Jason Kidd went
* Conf semifinals
* 1st round
* no playoffs
* 1st round
dealt with Bucks injuries all the time, young team, trade …
What's that about?
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) January 22, 2018
Hire Tyron Lue
— Jon $wavyy (@yrn_jon_swavyy) January 22, 2018
Jason Kidd’s coaching career in one tweet. pic.twitter.com/EWv7SULxbx
— Christopher Lavinio (@ChrisLavinio) January 22, 2018
Live look at Woj pic.twitter.com/P2E6jMzq1k
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) January 22, 2018