Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to save Jason Kidd's job

Dianna Christensen
January 24, 2018

Jason Kidd may be fired, but the drama is apparently just getting started.

In Kidd's 3 1/2 seasons as head coach, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152 and reached the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs in the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons.

On Thursday, Antetokounmpo was named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game and is the first Buck since Marques Johnson (1979-80) to be named a starter in two straight All-Star Games.

Assistant Coach Joe Prunty will serve as the team's interim head coach for Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns. With one of the best players in the league like Giannis in the fold, Milwaukee should be able to get a top-level coach this summer, or whenever they decide to fill the opening now being held in interim by Joe Prunty.

Horst added that the decision was made "relatively quickly" and was not in the works through the season. This goes hand in hand with the report from ESPN's Chris Haynes that Giannis was "devastated" when he heard the news that Kidd was about to be fired.

The Bucks front office has made it clear they're playing to win now after Kidd's sudden firing, and the re-assessment doesn't stop there, as they will be aggressive in the trade deadline in hopes to garner home court advantage in the playoffs. "We the ownership are universal in support of that", he added.

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Under Kidd, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152. The Bucks are 8-12 since going a season-high five games over.500 on December 9. I'll call the owners; I'll call my agent.

"I thought he did a great job, but it's a business".

Not all of Kidd's players felt the same way about him, though; according to ESPN's Ryen Russillo, the head coach wasn't even on speaking terms with forward Jabari Parker.

The Milwaukee Bucks are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season.

"We believe that making this change now is important for the organization and gives our players the best chance to reach their full potential this season and beyond", Horst said.

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