Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd
The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, the team announced.
Assistant Joe Prunty will coach the team Monday night against the Phoenix Suns. He will be named interim coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change, general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level, bringing us closer to our goal of competing for championships.
Milwaukee has lost four of its past five games entering Monday’s home game against Phoenix.
Kidd was 139-152 overall as the Bucks’ coach, leading the team to playoff appearances in his first season with the team (2014-15) and in 2016-17. Kidd, who also coached the Nets for one season in 2013-14 has a 183-190 career record.
Kidd is a 2018 nominee for the Basketball Hall of Fame after a 19-season NBA career in which he won a Rookie of the Year Award (1994-95, shared with Grant Hill) and was a 10-time All-Star.
The Eagles’ 38-7 romp over the Minnesota Vikings sent the underdog Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl to face the New England Patriots in two weeks. The rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX could become expensive for Johnson.
Back in the summer, Johnson promised to buy the city of Philadelphia a beer if they won the Lombardi Trophy: …if we win a Super Bowl, I’m giving out beer to everybody, he said at the time.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census 1,526,006 people were living in Philadelphia. More than 380,000 of those were under 18, and let’s figure at least half of the remaining 1.15 million or so won’t drink beer, that’s…still a boatload of beers.
Following Sunday’s win, Johnson was focused on toppling Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Hey, Tom Brady. Pretty boy Tom Brady, he said, via ESPN.com. He’s the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I’d like to do more than dethrone that guy.