Jason Kidd clearly rubbed some people the wrong way in Milwaukee, but Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't among them.
On Thursday, Antetokounmpo was named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game and is the first Buck since Marques Johnson (1979-80) to be named a starter in two straight All-Star Games.
In their first game without Kidd, just hours after his firing, they beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 to move to 24-22 on Monday. The former player and fifth-year head coach, however, apparently felt something like this would happen sooner than later, telling his star player, "I had a feeling that was gonna take place". "We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level, bringing us closer to our goal of competing for championships".
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Just like in game one, Aaron Finch (106) and Mitchell Marsh (36) anchored the innings but got out as Australia began to launch. The visitors after tailing for some part of both the innings ended strong each time and that gave them the winning edge.
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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said the world should not be naive about North Korea's "charm offensive" over the Olympics. In the interests of fairness, only 22 players will be entitled to play in each match, in line with the other teams, it said.
Horst added that the decision was made "relatively quickly" and was not in the works through the season.
Last, a tease from our Stitcher Premium episode ranking coaches, which gives some great context on why Kidd was sacked.
Kidd was hired a few months after a group led by Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. During those 50 years, 10 members of the Basketball Hall of Fame have played for the team. He made the unusual jump right into coaching the year after his playing career ended, guiding the Nets to a 44-win season and a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in his one and only season in Brooklyn in 2013-14. "We the ownership are universal in support of that", he added. "I'll call the owners, I'll call my agent, '" Kidd said Antetokounmpo replied.
The Milwaukee Bucks are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season.