Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd: ESPN

SHARE Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd: ESPN
bucks_pacers_basketball_73469061.jpg

The Bucks are expected to fire Jason Kidd, according to ESPN. | Darron Cummings/Associated Press

The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to split ways with coach Jason Kidd, but the team didn’t get the chance to tell him before newsbroke Monday afternoon.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report that Bucks had fired Kidd. Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will be the team’s interim coach until the offseason, according to ESPN.

RELATED STORY:MORRISSEY: Somehow, some way, the Bulls find failing hard to do

The Bucks have struggled over the last month and have fallen in the Eastern Conference standings to the No. 8 seed. Milwaukee is 23-22 so far this season heading into Monday night’s game against the Suns. Expectations were raised when the Bucks acquired Eric Bledsoe in a trade earlier this season. He was expected to pair nicely with Giannis Antetokounmpo, but that hasn’t been the case.

Antetokounmpo is “devasted” to hear about Kidd’s firing, according to ESPN.

Kidd finishes with the Bucks with a record of 139-152 over three-plusseasons with the team.

The Latest
Pet owners beware; the flea population in the Chicago area will be higher this summer, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council.
The Cubs radio analyst, a Southwest Side son, spent a day reliving his past — and the emotions came flooding back.
Early lines for October matchup in South Bend reveal professional bettors’ thought process.
Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers has been off the job since June 7 and no talks are scheduled.
At least nine people died nationwide and an estimated 11,500 were injured last year in accidents involving fireworks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.