Bucks not interested in surrendering first-round pick at request of Nets.
The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly offered the Brooklyn Nets a second-round pick in the 2015 draft in order to make Jason Kidd their next head coach.
According to an ESPN source, the Bucks offered a second-round pick but the Nets wanted a 2015 first-round pick in exchange, an offer that Milwaukee are not willing to make in order to land their main target.
It is understood that the Bucks will not negotiate, and are adamant that if the Nets are not interested in exchanging for the second-round pick then they will take their interest elsewhere, and they will wait just 24 hours for an answer.
Current Bucks coach Larry Drew has not talked to the ownership during the recruitment process, but it is reported that if Kidd accepts the offer then they will work things out with the under-pressure coach although if talks collapse then there could be grounds for a real issue to arise.
Nevertheless, the Nets have also reportedly begun the process of looking for a replacement for Kidd, with Lionel Hollins said to be amongst the early front-runners to take control at the Barclays Center.
After a 10-21 start to the season, Kidd guided the Nets to the second-round of the playoffs in what was accepted as a relatively successful first campaign as a coach.
However, according to reports, after a request to gain more control over personnel and the technical aspects of the organisation was rejected, the Nets immediately gave the Bucks permission to talk to Kidd and it appears as though it is merely a matter of time before a change is made.
In contrast, the Bucks are said to be impressed with how Kidd handled the pressure last season and was able to hold the team together, and with the ownership constructing a young, promising roster for the future, they believe the former point guard is the right man for the job to lead them forward.