Greg Foster

Closer to return, Bucks' Parker will come back to new coach

To teammates, Jabari Parker looks as if he is ready to get back on the court for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Parker speaks cautiously as he moves closer to a return from the second major knee injury of his young career.

"Within these couple weeks. I think it's in the air for now," Parker said. "I've got to keep on talking it over with the medical staff and by that time I should be good."

He will come back to a team with a renewed sense of urgency following the firing of coach Jason Kidd this week.

Parker was drafted by the Bucks with the second overall pick in 2014, the same season that Kidd began his three-plus year tenure in Milwaukee. The master...