Bucks acquire Kidd to be head coach

Kidd is just the fourth NBA head coach to switch teams immediately following his rookie season. Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Larry Drew and agreed to send two second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Jason Kidd’s coaching rights, ESPN reports.

Kidd coached in Brooklyn for just one season, leading the Nets to a 44-38 record and a first-round victory against the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs. A 10-time NBA All-Star, Kidd signed a three-year contract prior to last season.

His relationship with the team soured, however, when he made a play to become the team’s president of basketball operations after the season, only to be rebuffed. As things stand currently, Kidd will not head Milwaukee’s basketball operations, but it’s widely considered likely that he will ascend to that position before long.

The Nets will reportedly strongly consider former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins and former CSKA Moscow coach Ettore Messina to fill the vacancy left by Kidd.