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Bucks officially name Jason Kidd head coach

By James Herbert | NBA writer

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It's officially official: Jason Kidd is the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. From the team's statement:

"When you list the characteristics that make a successful head coach, you would include leadership, communication and a competitive drive," said [general manager John] Hammond. "Jason used all of those traits to become a 10-time All-Star player in the NBA, and has now translated his on-court success to the bench. We welcome him to the Bucks organization and look forward to building a Championship-caliber team with him as our head coach."

"Jason is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate," said Bucks owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. "We believe his focus, vision and intensity will help him work alongside John and David (Morway) to rebuild the Milwaukee Bucks as we aspire to achieve excellence over the next several years. We are excited that Jason will call Milwaukee his new home."

The team also welcomed him on Twitter:

Look familiar? This is from May 2013:

Milwaukee fired Drew on Monday, after agreeing to acquire Kidd from the Nets. The Bucks apologized for handling things so poorly.

Jason Kidd is Milwaukee's head coach.
Jason Kidd is Milwaukee's head coach. (USATSI)

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