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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: BREAKING NEWS: Bucks fire Jason Kidd

Per Espn and Woj, the Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject:

In before the Lakers should hire Kidd.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject:

Cut-throat business. I remember he got the job in the first place becuase of some sort of friendship in the Bucks' front office.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject:

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In before the Lakers should hire Kidd.


Hell no. He's worst than Luke.

https://hoopshabit.com/2017/11/18/milwaukee-bucks-jason-kidd-problem/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers should hire - doh!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject:

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Cut-throat business. I remember he got the job in the first place becuase of some sort of friendship in the Bucks' front office.

Well, I think the Bucks got a new GM last year, and Kidd must not have had a very good relationship with him.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject:

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In before the Lakers should hire Kidd.


Please no lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject:

Chris Haynes tweeted that Kidd hasn't been told yet (21 minutes ago). Yet, SC has a tweet saying Woj has been told Kidd was fired (36 minutes ago). Bucks can blame Kidd for piss-poor play all they want, but I don't want to hear talk about organizational disfunction when the Bucks are apparently telling reporters that Jason Kidd has been fired before they actually tell Jason Kidd. Messed up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject:

Wow. Also very bush-league of the Bucks for telling everyone first but Kidd. An average coach who only missed the playoffs once (granted in the Leastern Conference).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject:

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Chris Haynes tweeted that Kidd hasn't been told yet (21 minutes ago). Yet, SC has a tweet saying Woj has been told Kidd was fired (36 minutes ago). Bucks can blame Kidd for piss-poor play all they want, but I don't want to hear talk about organizational disfunction when the Bucks are apparently telling reporters that Jason Kidd has been fired before they actually tell Jason Kidd. Messed up.


Oh wow. That’s ridiculously unprofessional. Wow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

So when is the video tribute for Kidd in Milwaukee?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

Expected. Bucks team never seem to get better these last years, always playing .500 ball despite Giannis
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject:

Well I guess I got to witness one of Kidd's last few coaching games.

However yeah I did expect the Bucks to be better than they are.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/01/22/jason-kidd-says-giannis-antetokounmpo-offered-to-save-his-job-minutes-before-firing/

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Jason Kidd says Giannis Antetokounmpo offered to save his job minutes before firing
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The stagnant Milwaukee Bucks shook things up by firing head coach Jason Kidd Monday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was not happy with the news. So much he called up Kidd and offered to help save his job, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.


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Jason Kidd tells ESPN that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo called him about 15 minutes before Kidd was officially notified he'd been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job.

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Kidd, "He called me and said, 'Coach, this isn't right what they're about to do, but (they) are gonna let you go.' "

Kidd says he told Antetokounmpo that "I had a feeling that was gonna take place."

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Kidd says Antetokounmpo replied, "'What can I do? I'll call the owners, I'll call my agent."

Kidd said he told him, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That's it."

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Kidd said he thanked Antetokounmpo for his loyalty and that he was "thankful to be able to coach him."

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Antetokounmpo is understandably close to Kidd — he’s been the coach who helped transform the Greek Freak into an NBA superstar. Kidd is on his way to the Hall of Fame as a player, and as a coach had the vision to put the ball in Antetokounmpo’s hands as a point guard. Antetokounmpo trusted Kidd.

However, the Bucks’ growth has been stagnant — this is a team where the players talked about being a 50-win, top-four team in the East with a strong defense, instead they are a team on the way to around .500, barely hanging onto a playoff spot, with the point differential of a team that wins 36 games. They are not taking a step forward, and the Bucks — with the approval of ownership, which was very close to Kidd at one time — approving the move.

There was nothing Antetokounmpo could have done. It’s life in the NBA. That doesn’t mean he has to like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject:

what greatnees do you expect from a team balled bucks


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milwaukee also sounds like a garbage name for a city.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject:

Tell Giannis we can hire Kidd in 2021.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject:

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what greatnees do you expect from a team balled bucks


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milwaukee also sounds like a garbage name for a city.



This franchise once had Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar on the same team and won a title together back in the 70s.

To a lesser extent the Ray Allen/Glenn Robinson teams were good(no titles though)

So yeah they do have a history. They aren't the Clippers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject:

Cutheon wrote:
Chris Haynes tweeted that Kidd hasn't been told yet (21 minutes ago). Yet, SC has a tweet saying Woj has been told Kidd was fired (36 minutes ago). Bucks can blame Kidd for piss-poor play all they want, but I don't want to hear talk about organizational disfunction when the Bucks are apparently telling reporters that Jason Kidd has been fired before they actually tell Jason Kidd. Messed up.


You mean like those Sam's Club workers who showed up to work only to see a sign taped to the main entrance telling them their store was closed?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Giannis offered to intervene on Kidd's behalf: "What can I do? I'll call the owners,
I'll call my agent."


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Jason Kidd said that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo called him about 15 minutes before Kidd was officially notified he'd been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job.

"He called me and said, 'Coach, this isn't right what they're about to do, but [they] are gonna let you go,'" Kidd told ESPN.

Kidd said he replied, "I had a feeling that was gonna take place."

To which Antetokounmpo responded, "'What can I do? I'll call the owners, I'll call my agent."

Kidd said he told him, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That's it."
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Chris Haynes tweeted that Kidd hasn't been told yet (21 minutes ago). Yet, SC has a tweet saying Woj has been told Kidd was fired (36 minutes ago). Bucks can blame Kidd for piss-poor play all they want, but I don't want to hear talk about organizational disfunction when the Bucks are apparently telling reporters that Jason Kidd has been fired before they actually tell Jason Kidd. Messed up.


You mean like those Sam's Club workers who showed up to work only to see a sign taped to the main entrance telling them their store was closed?


Live footage of Jason Kidd heading to work today
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Chris Haynes tweeted that Kidd hasn't been told yet (21 minutes ago). Yet, SC has a tweet saying Woj has been told Kidd was fired (36 minutes ago). Bucks can blame Kidd for piss-poor play all they want, but I don't want to hear talk about organizational disfunction when the Bucks are apparently telling reporters that Jason Kidd has been fired before they actually tell Jason Kidd. Messed up.


You mean like those Sam's Club workers who showed up to work only to see a sign taped to the main entrance telling them their store was closed?


One of those Sam's Clubs is about 7 minutes from my place.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject:

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milwaukee also sounds like a garbage name for a city.


Milwaukee is an Algonquain word for beautiful land. And it was pretty swell there by the lake before white people screwed it up. Trump just empowers all the racists doesn't he?

As for greatness, Kareem did lead the Bucks to a championship, so there's that....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject:

I don't see that any other coach will do much better. Obviously the Freak is great, but he's alone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject:

Lakers should definitely go after him for an assistant's spot. This is the kind of thing that Kerr, Pop and Sean McVay would do.

I'm absolutely against having him as a head coach, but if he goes for that assistant's role, it could do wonders for our young talent. Certainly would be a refreshing step up from the idiots that Luke has lined up next to him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject:

12 wrote:
Lakers should definitely go after him for an assistant's spot. This is the kind of thing that Kerr, Pop and Sean McVay would do.

I'm absolutely against having him as a head coach, but if he goes for that assistant's role, it could do wonders for our young talent. Certainly would be a refreshing step up from the idiots that Luke has lined up next to him.


That is a bad idea.
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