Kidd had request for more power rejected by Nets, swiftly allowed Bucks talks.
The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets in order to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd.
While the Nets had been pushing for a 2015 first-round pick in exchange for their coach, the Bucks were unwilling to meet that demand and have instead added another second-round draft pick in order to push the deal through, as reported by ESPN.
It is understood that Milwaukee co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens met with Kidd on Friday in New York after asking, and then receiving, permission from the Nets to talk to him.
While Lasry has a previous relationship with Kidd, it is reported that the 41-year-old notified the owners that he would be willing to accept the role as he is intrigued by the idea of coaching a talented young roster which recently selected Jabari Parker with the No.2 overall pick in last Thursday’s NBA draft.
The Bucks front office were impressed with the way in which Kidd was able to handle the pressure in his first season as a coach in the league, and his ability to steady the ship and manage egos as the Nets overcame a 10-21 start to the campaign to reach the second round of the playoffs.
Nevertheless, it appears as though he is set for a new challenge next year, with the Bucks looking to improve on a disastrous time last season with Larry Drew unable to make the best of a bad situation as they never threatened to move away from the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, Lionel Hollins has reportedly emerged as an early favourite to replace Kidd in Brooklyn, although Ettore Messina, former coach of CSKA Moscow, is also a leading contender for the vacancy.