Currently on a 4-game losing streak, the front office in Milwaukee decided to take matters into their own hands. First reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have decided to fire former NBA All-Star point guard Jason Kidd. Kidd went 139-152 during his 3.5 year tenure at Milwaukee. He was able to lead the Bucks to two playoff appearances which both resulted in early exits. Assistant Coach Joe Prunty will serve as the team’s interim head coach for Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
The Bucks had major expectations heading into this year thanks to MVP talks of Giannis Antetokounmpo. With a rocky start, the Bucks decided to shake it up and give Kidd and the Greek Freak some help by acquiring scoring guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns. But as of lately, the young Bucks squad have not been producing as they were expected to. Heading into the mid way of the season, they are sitting at the #8th seed with a record of 23-22 and only just a game ahead of the Detroit Pistons.
After word got out about Kidd’s firing, there are sources saying that Antetokounmpo was devastated about the news but this has been something brewing internally throughout the organization. With abrupt firings such as this occuring this early in the season, it makes you wonder who is next? Perhaps Luke Walton may be on the hot seat if the young Lakers don’t tighten up soon.