There was some basketball movement in the NBA yesterday, as the Milwaukee Bucks oust Jason Kidd
The blog for The Basketball Movement is here to give you all the details on what's happening in the basketball world. There was a big surprise yesterday when the Bucks announced the firing of head coach Jason Kidd.
Kidd had been with the organization for the last three and a half seasons with 139 wins and 152 losses. The Bucks had high hopes this season of being an elite contender in the East. Jabari Parker's injury and a recent skid in the standings have the team currently sitting in the 8th spot.
Parker is due back soon, but the leaders in the organization clearly believed change was needed to address the recent mediocrity. Giannis Antetokounmpo was just named as an All-Star starter, but the team around him isn't helping enough to light up the win column.
Reports show that the 23 year old Antetokounmpo was not happy with the firing of coach Kidd.
Antetokounmpo clearly doesn't have as much pull as other stars such as LeBron James or even Marc Gasol who seem to have a say in the coaching situations.
This leaves a pretty desirable job opening in the NBA. Even after a so-so start, Milwaukee is a team that will surely be in the playoff mix. With Parker coming back, a legitmate star in the "Greek Freak" Antetokounpo, and a solid young cast, this is a team on the rise.
It could be tough for Jason Kidd to find work this late in the season, but the (relatively) young coach should bounce back soon. It will be interesting to see how the Bucks respond to this shift going forward.
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