I really wish I was making this up.
So it turns out, if you ask your boss for a raise and more power after just one year of an “OK” performance, there’s a good chance that you’re not going to get said raise and power. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
However, Jason Kidd doesn’t think that way.
Instead of staying focused on himself and how, you know, he can help get the Nets better than “OK,” Kidd was focused on how Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher just got paid — under the same circumstances and credentials (if not less) than himself. While he has some point, surprisingly, I don’t think demanding more power AND more money was exactly the way to go. GIVE IT A COUPLE YEARS, JASON.
In any case, Kidd is done with the Brooklyn Nets. It appears that he’s going to become the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks — under one condition.
The Nets have to agree to take a second round draft pick in exchange for Kidd’s services.
Jason Kidd will be the next head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks if the Brooklyn Nets agree to the Bucks’ terms of a 2015 second-round draft pick in exchange for Kidd, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN on Sunday.
“If the Nets agree then there will be a deal, if they don’t then [the Bucks] are comfortable moving on and there will be nothing further to talk about,” said the source. “The only thing (the Bucks) would give them is a second-round pick. They want a first. In the next 24 hours, there will either be a deal or there won’t be a deal.”
The source said the Bucks only talked to Kidd about being the coach, not any kind of administrative position running basketball operations. The source said the negotiation was supposed to be between the owners, not involving any basketball personnel, before the story was leaked out by the New York Post. But the source said the negotiations are now being handled by Bucks general manager John Hammond and Nets GM Billy King.
The report also indicates that the Nets want a first round pick in exchange for Kidd, not a second — because you know the Nets were wondering how they can make this worse.
You know how we can make this really uncomfortable situation even worse? Let’s make the Nets hold out for a first round pick. If they do that, both Milwaukee and Brooklyn will both be without a head coach (technically, not literally) and the Nets can attempt to slap tampering charges on the Bucks.
Though, it appears that both teams want to end this as soon as possible.
Possibility of getting Bucks 1st-round pick for Kidd is remote. Several sources believe deal gets done in 24 hours w/ a 2nd rounder, or two.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
By the way, will someone at least have the decency to let Larry Drew know that he can clean out his office now. My God…