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.
Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will be installed as interim coach, league sources tell ESPN. He will coach Bucks against Phoenix tonight.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2018
Bucks made move on Kidd based upon dropping into the 8th seed in the East, frayed relationships in organization and general non-alignment, league sources tell ESPN. Bucks job will be most sought after of offseason, largely because of @Giannis_An34.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2018
But here's the thing:
Sources: Jason Kidd hasn’t been officially told yet. Giannis Antetokounmpo is devastated. https://t.co/FGaqQybJtn— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 22, 2018
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.
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