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Bucks Fire Head Coach Jason Kidd

Half way thru his fourth season as the Bucks head coach, Jason Kidd has been fired. After 291 games in Milwaukee Kidd was six games under 500 and with the currently 8th place team grossly under performing some rather lofty and unrealistic expectations, it was the coach getting the blame.

As much as any other reason, Kidd is getting the axe because the Bucks have the hottest young player in the NBA scoring over 28 points per game, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and still don’t look like anything more than a .500 club just hoping to sneak into one of the final playoff spots in the East.

Put those “frayed relationships” to the side. If the Bucks were in fourth place, Kidd would still have a job.

But are the Bucks woes really on the coach?

Milwaukee is nearly dead last in the NBA at taking and making three-point shots and their best three-point shooter this season, Mirza Teletovic has missed all but 10 games. The team’s most prolific three-point shooters, Kris Middleton (5.6 3FGA) and Eric Bledsoe (5.0 3FGA) are shooting under 34 percent from three.

In today’s NBA, if your team can’t make its share of three-pointers, it’s going to be rough.

When your team isn’t taking and making three-pointers, they had better be good at defending them and getting on glass. Unfortunately, the Bucks are dead last in rebounding and opposing teams shoot an NBA third softest 38.2 percent from three.

It’s bad, but at least some of the issues are management related. Kidd could’ve used some better role players. This team needs to rethink its roster. Changing the coach isn’t going to fix their inability to rebound or shoot the three-ball.

More than likely with hindsight, the Bucks will be wishing they’d waited until May to make a coaching decision.

 

 
 

2 thoughts on “Bucks Fire Head Coach Jason Kidd

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    Oh — and throwing your team under the bus repeatedly — won’t win you any support in the lockerrom our out. He said “this team is too young to coach. they just have to make all these mistakes and when they’re older, maybe 25 or in the 28 year old range, they’ll learn.” That’s also not fake news. He actually says this stuff.

    1. Stephen BrotherstonStephen Brotherston Post author

      That’s old school stuff that doesn’t always play well with today’s players, but J Kidd is old school – no one should be surprised.

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