Kidd had requested more personnel control at Nets, response is to allow him to talk to other teams.
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has reportedly been granted permission to talk to the Milwaukee Bucks, after having an approach to gain more power at the Barclays Center rejected.
According to sources, who confirmed a New York Post report, Kidd recently approached ownership after a relatively successful first season as a coach with a request to have personnel control in addition to coaching duties.
However, it is understood that the ownership rebuffed his approach, and shortly after that the Bucks made their move and were granted permission to speak with the Nets coach about hiring him and taking him out of Brooklyn.
Early indications suggest that the Bucks and Nets have already started discussing possible compensation to release Kidd from the final three years on his deal worth $10.5m.
Kidd has a close relationship with new Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry after stints together at the Nets and with the latter having previously acted as Kidd’s financial adviser, and after drafting Jabari Parker on Thursday night, there is general excitement that the Bucks could now start moving in the right direction.
ESPN sources have claimed that former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson would be in line to replace Kidd in Brooklyn, but in addition to the ESPN analyst, both Lionel Hollins and George Karl have also been linked with the post.
Nevertheless, it appears as though it is only a matter of time before Kidd is ousted from his position with the Nets as reports continue to claim that there is a strained relationship between the coach and general manager Billy King.
Russian ownership stuck with Kidd after a 10-21 start to last season, and despite support from the players, Kidd now looks as though he is in a precarious position moving forward this summer.