Bucks fire Jason Kidd; Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly 'devastated'

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Bucks fire Jason Kidd; Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly 'devastated'

The Bucks are in the market for a new head coach.

Milwaukee fired Jason Kidd on Monday afternoon, the team announced.

ESPN's Adrian Wojarnowski was first to report news of the firing.

But here's the thing:

The Bucks (23-22) enter Monday's action in 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game this season.

In NBA All-Star voting, the "Greek Freak" racked up the second most votes in the entire league -- 2,530,211.

The 23-year old is in the first year of a 4-year, $100 million contract extension he signed in 2016.

He is not a free agent until after the 2020-21 season.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Durant: Greek Freak favorite to watch, has 'best player to ever play' potential

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Durant: Greek Freak favorite to watch, has 'best player to ever play' potential

In his latest way of connecting with fans on YouTube, Kevin Durant answered questions through a video for nearly 20 minutes on Friday. 

One fan asked the Warriors' star forward who his favorite player is to watch in the NBA. Durant mentioned Steph Curry, but had to go with someone other than his two-time MVP teammate. 

"Greek Freak, probably the No. 1 guy I like to watch," Durant said. He also brought up both CJ McCollum of the Blazers and Pelicans big man Anthony Davis before continuing on about Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

"Greek Freak I think is a force. I've never seen anything like him," Durant said. "His ceiling is probably -- he could end up being the best player to ever play if he really wanted to. That's pretty scary to think about.

"He's by far my favorite player to watch."

Antetokounmpo, 22, broke out for a career year last season as he averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. He became the fifth player in NBA history to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals in one season.