In one of the more bizarre developments in recent
Kidd had sought control of the Nets' basketball operations department, a role that would have reduced the power of General Manager Billy King. His bid was denied and the Bucks quickly negotiated a deal to bring Kidd aboard as coach, presumably to replace
As part of the deal, the Nets will receive one second-round draft pick in 2015 and another in 2019.
Kidd's departure brings about a messy end to a long relationship with the team he twice led to the
The Bucks were interested in part because Kidd, 41, is close friends with new team co-owner Marc Lasry. Milwaukee drafted Duke's Jabari Parker with the No. 2 pick in last week's draft, giving Kidd a marquee rookie to help with his rebuilding efforts.