May 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd during their game against the Toronto Raptors in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. The Nets beat the Raptors 104-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Jason Kidd Likely Out As Nets HC

NBA Rumors If you’re looking for ways how to, A, get fired or, B, burn a bridge, simply take a look at what Jason Kidd has done during his short stint as the Brooklyn Nets head coach. Specifically, most recently. According to a report from the New York Post, Jason Kidd went to Nets’ ownership seeking “more power” — some kind of front office role (duties) in addition to his head coaching ones. When ownership denied Kidd’s request, the Nets allowed Kidd to seek other opportunities. Then the Milwaukee Bucks came knocking.

According to a league source, Kidd recently approached ownership with a series of demands, including the role of overseeing the Nets’ basketball operations department in addition to his head coaching responsibilities. The source said Kidd didn’t want general manager Billy King to be dismissed, but wanted to be given a title and placed above him in the organizational hierarchy.

Ownership declined to grant Kidd that kind of power, which is rare for any coach in the league to have. The source said ownership felt Kidd wasn’t ready for that kind of responsibility after having only one year of coaching experience — the team finished his first season on the bench with a 44-38 record, good for sixth in the Eastern Conference — and allowed Kidd to seek other opportunities.

The franchise then was asked by the Bucks for permission to speak with Kidd about the prospect of hiring him, and the Nets allowed them to do so.

Boy, that really escalated quickly.

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