Jason Kidd Fired as Coach of Milwaukee Bucks
They aren’t kidding. General manager Jon Horst fired the former All-Star point guard yesterday, citing concerns that the Bucks — who’d dropped to eighth place in the East — might not reach their preseason goal of winning the first round of NBA playoffs. Kidd was 139-152 in three and a half years in Milwaukee, with two brief playoff appearances. Potential MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly offered to fight for his coach — according to Kidd himself, who may be hoping the young star’s loyalty will aid his job search.