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Jason Kidd hired by Bucks to coach

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Jason Kidd as coach after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Milwaukee lets go of Larry Drew, gives up draft picks for services of Kidd

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd is seen during an NBA basketball game against Philadelphia. (Michael Perez/The Associated Press)

The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jason Kidd as coach on Tuesday after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Bucks sent the Nets two second-round picks for Kidd, who went 44-38 in his only season as Brooklyn coach.

Milwaukee fired Larry Drew on Monday after reaching the deal for Kidd. Drew went 15-67, the worst record in the league, in his only season guiding the Bucks.

"Jason is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate," Bucks owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry said in a statement.

Kidd became available after seeking greater power within the Nets, the organization he led to its greatest NBA success as a player. When that was denied, the team granted him permission to speak to other teams.

The Nets could move quickly to replace Kidd. General manager Billy King met with former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins on Monday and planned to talk to him again Tuesday.

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