Despite not yet being told he was no longer the Bucks' coach, Kidd said he told Antetokounmpo he expected the franchise to take this course of action.
However, general manager Jon Horst said the time had come for a change with the Bucks languishing in 8th place in the Eastern Conference standings at 23-22.
Jason Kidd may be fired, but the drama is apparently just getting started.
A Bucks statement paid tribute to Kidd's work in helping the team reach two playoff appearances soon after his appointment in 2014.
"A general manager in the National Hockey League had a statement once: 'If something is inevitable, why wait?'" Horst said at a news conference before the game.
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Bledsoe said he was shocked by the firing of Kidd, whom he called a mentor. All you can do is tell the truth.
The Bucks believe the season can be salvaged, and Horst made no commitment to interim coach Joe Prunty leading the team beyond Monday night.
"I enjoyed my time in Milwaukee". But as of lately, the young Bucks squad have not been producing as they were expected to. Teeming with talent and led by a true franchise player in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee's job is one of the NBA's most desirable.
The Bucks front office has made it clear they're playing to win now after Kidd's sudden firing, and the re-assessment doesn't stop there, as they will be aggressive in the trade deadline in hopes to garner home court advantage in the playoffs. "The players have some type of responsibility", Middleton said after scoring 35 points in the victory.
Jabari Parker is close to returning to full health and the reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon is still performing well even though he's been moved to the bench.