Milwaukee Bucks fire Jason Kidd as head coach

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  • The Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd
  • Kidd was 139-152 overall as the Bucks’ head coach

Probably one of the best point guards the world had, Milwaukee Bucks’ Jason Kidd was fired as head coach of the team on Monday.

The franchise chiefs said a “change” was needed to help the team challenge for championships. The NBA team’s general manager Jon Horst said the time had come for a change with the Bucks tiring in 8th place in the Eastern Conference standings at 23-22.

A Bucks statement, however, paid tribute to Kidd’s work in helping their team reach two playoff appearances after his appointment in 2014.

“We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change,” Horst said. “We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level, bringing us closer to our goal of competing for championships,” he added,

Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty for the meantime will take over Kidd’s role in the following games.

Under Kidd’s coaching in the team, they had a regular-season record of 139-152 and reached the first round of the NBA playoffs in seasons 2014-15 and 2016-17.

2018 is an important year for the franchise. Being founded in 1968, the Bucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new arena next season.