As a result, the Bucks have requested and been granted permission to speak to Kidd about hiring him, according to multiple reports (Bontemps, Alridge).
12:11 a.m.: The Nets would likely receive a few second-round picks in return for Kidd, but are likely going after a first-round pick (Wojnarowski, June 29).
12:04 a.m.: The Nets and Bucks are in discussions for a deal that would release Kidd from the final three years of his Brooklyn contract (Stein, June 28).
According to sources, Kidd did not want Billy King to be relieved of his duties, but wanted to be promoted ahead of him.
Kidd coached the Nets to a 44-38 record in 2013-14, good for sixth in the Eastern Conference.
What...the heck? First off, where does Kidd get off asking for this promotion? He has one year of coaching under his belt. Why does he think he's ready to be promoted over King? I just don't get it. And now, he may be on his way out of town? Okay, then. This whole thing is so out of left field, and as a Nets fan, it frustrates me. I don't understand why Kidd would attempt this power play, and I'm sort of glad the Nets called his bluff. Much, much more to come.