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NBA: Kidd moves from Brooklyn to Milwaukee after Bucks fire coach Drew

Published on Jul 1, 2014 7:28 PM
Head coach Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on May 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

(REUTERS) - The Brooklyn Nets have allowed coach Jason Kidd to pursue an opportunity with Milwaukee, after fellow National Basketball Association side Bucks fired head coach Larry Drew earlier on Monday.

Kidd had been widely expected to join the Bucks after he had sought increased power over the basketball operations in Brooklyn but was rebuffed.

"The organisation has permitted Jason Kidd to pursue a coaching opportunity with the Milwaukee Bucks," the Nets said in a statement on their website late on Monday.

"In exchange for allowing Kidd to depart, the Nets will receive two second-round draft picks (2015 & 2019) from Milwaukee.

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