Sometimes, I wonder whether or not the Milwaukee Bucks‘ front office frequently visits this site, because just a week after I suggested Jason Kidd’s firing, the man was fired. I’m not trying to say I’m telepathic, but I’m not saying that I’m not either.
The Real Deal:
In all seriousness, the Bucks made a bold move by relieving Kidd of his coaching duties, especially in the middle of the season. Even more bold, is that the move was not appreciated by the man that the Bucks plan to build their entire franchise around.
Yes, I’m talking about Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak reportedly called Kidd just 15 minutes before his firing and offered to try and save his job, but Kidd declined. Clearly, Giannis was not on board for this coaching switch, and this could hurt the chemistry between Giannis and the front office.
Don’t Mess with the Greek:
Obviously that’s a long accusation from myself, but when Milwaukee is already struggling to get wins on the board, it might be smart to at least make sure the team stays happy. Who knows? This may have made most of the roster happy, but the last MVP candidate in the last 20 years for the Bucks wasn’t.
So, what’s the new strategy for Milwaukee? Well, for one, this could be a whole new beginning for the franchise. With Kidd gone, assistant Joe Prunty takes over as the head coach. This could mean an entirely new coaching strategy for the Bucks, so it’ll be interesting to see how Prunty uses Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton with Antetokounmpo.
Returning to a New Era:
Another thing to look forward to is the return of Jabari Parker. Kidd will never get to see the second return of Giannis’ co-star in Parker, but Prunty will. It’s going to be quite interesting to see how the rest of the roster adjusts to his return, which should hopefully be around the month of February.
Regardless, this is a new era for the Bucks. Depending on how the new coaching situation turns out, Milwaukee may have made the first step towards a higher Playoff opportunity and a better team chemistry overall. Only time will tell, but first, I need to figure out why the Bucks organization is reading this page…