NBA News: Jason Kidd staying with Milwaukee Bucks for an additional 3 years

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The Milwaukee Bucks management are contented with how Jason Kidd handled the team as a head coach last season that they are giving him a three-year contract extension worth $18 million.

ESPN confirmed the deal saying that the original contract will still pay Kidd $5 million in the 2016-2017 season and the new deal will kick in for the 2017-2017 NBA Season.

Milwaukee owners were all praises for Kidd for what he has managed to do last season for the Bucks.

“At the end of the day, Jason is our coach… We think he’s done a great job. He’s our guy,” Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry said via the article about the former NBA player who played for the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks in his colorful NBA career from 1994 to 2013.

Kidd immediately went into coaching and landed the head coaching job with the Brooklyn Nets for the 2013-2014 NBA Season. The Nets and Kidd’s partnership did not last long after some issues and the Bucks jumped to hire him as their head mentor in 2014.

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Another Bucks owner, Wes Edens also commented on Kidd as head coach.

“Jason had real consideration and rightfully so to be coach of the year last year. We outperformed [expectations in 2014-15] … Jason is a young coach. We all have a lot of room to grow. We’re happy with all the progress that has been made in many areas. We’re not happy about 33 wins [this past season],” Edens added in the article.

Kidd was considered one of the best point guards during his NBA career playing years and was the on and off court leader for his respective teams. As head coach of the Bucks, it looks like that leadership is also being translated now that he handles players from the bench.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons

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