Bucks hire Jason Kidd after making deal with Nets

In this Friday, April 25, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd gestures to his team during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in New York.
In this Friday, April 25, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd gestures to his team during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -€” The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Jason Kidd as coach after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Bucks sent the Nets two second-round picks for Kidd, who went 44-38 in his only season as Brooklyn coach.

Milwaukee fired Larry Drew on Monday after reaching the deal for Kidd. Drew went 15-67, the worst record in the league, in his only season guiding the Bucks.

Bucks co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens say in a statement that Kidd “is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate.”

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