Jason Kidd will be allowed to speak with the Milwaukee Bucks after he was denied a request by the Brooklyn Nets for additional duties beyond his role as the team's head coach.
The New York Post reported Saturday that Kidd asked the Nets to be involved in overseeing basketball operations after completing his first year as coach. Ownership shot him down based on his lack of experience in the front office and gave him the green light to talk with other NBA teams.
According to the Post, the Bucks sought permission to speak with Kidd. It is unknown whether Milwaukee is interested in him for a front-office role or as a coach. Larry Drew just finished his first season with the Bucks as coach.
The Bucks struggled to a 15-67 finish in 2013-14, the worst record in the NBA. The Nets, meanwhile, finished with a 44-38 record in the regular season under Kidd and advanced to the playoffs, losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Post indicated that Kidd did not want the Nets to fire general manager Billy King but that he was seeking more power than King in the team's organizational structure. It is uncommon in the NBA for coaches to serve in such a duel role.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun