Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

The Bucks have fired coach Jason Kidd, according to an ESPN report.

ESPN Senior NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Monday afternoon that Kidd had been fired.

Bucks General Manager Jon Horst confirmed that Kidd was out in a report on NBA.com.

ESPN reported that the assistant coach, Joe Prunty, will act as the interim coach, including during Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee.

Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said Kidd played a role in helping keep the Bucks in Milwaukee, but decided the change was necessary to elevate the team.

“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,” Horst said in a statement.

In Kidd’s three and a half seasons as head coach, the Bucks had a regular season record of 139-152 and reached the first round of the NBA Playoffs in the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons, the team said.

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