Jason Kidd is a really good coach, but his communication skills suck at times.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his first game of the season on Wednesday night. He knows just as much about the benching as you are I do — seeing how he DNP was never even explained to him.
Antetokounmpo, who had started 64 in a row heading into the matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers — while appearing in 145 consecutive games straight — had no idea about the benching.
“He didn’t tell me,” he said, per Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I don’t know. It was coach’s decision — I don’t know — for me not to play today.”
The only thing Kidd would say on the matter, was that “it was a coaches decision.”
“Coach’s decision,” Kidd said. “It was a coach’s decision. I don’t know what, you guys can’t hear? … You guys are smart. How about the game?”
When asked if Antetokounmpo was injured, Kidd made a wise crack.
“No, he was breathing,” he said.