In a series of tweets Sunday evening, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Eric Buenning of SB Nation's Brew Hoop both reported that the compensation deal between the Nets and Bucks for Jason Kidd could be done by Monday. Quoting sources familiar with the situation, both also wrote that Kidd is only being offered the Bucks' head coaching job and not control of basketball operations.
Kidd never requested an executive role with the Bucks. The situation should be resolved in the next 24 hours.— Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning) June 29, 2014
Kidd has already met with Bucks owners Marc Jasry and Wesley Edens
Source indicates Bucks owners met with Kidd on Friday in New York, day after draft.— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 29, 2014
The big issue remains whether the Nets will receive a first or second round pick in 2015 as compensation for Kidd. League sources tell NetsDaily that the team is resolute in demanding a first round pick, a position the Bucks have rejected.
Source said situation should be resolved within 24 hours. Bucks offering second-round compensation and Nets want a first-round pick.— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 29, 2014
Marc Stein said he believes momentum is moving the talks forward.
The sides have been negotiating all weekend on compensation terms ... The word out of Brooklyn is that they are holding firm and they want a first round pick. Milwaukee clearly doesn't want to surrender more than a second round pick to get the rights to sign Jason Kidd as their coach.
There's just more and more momentum this weekend the longer this goes on, pushing Jason Kidd to be the Milwaukee Bucks coach. Probably going to take another 24 to 48 hours to sort out, but probably ... the chances are really strong now that Jason Kidd is going to end up as Bucks' coach."
Sam Amick, however, hears that it is not close.
The Brooklyn Nets & Milwaukee Bucks are not at all close to an agreement in discussions about Jason Kidd, I'm told.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 30, 2014
Adrian Wojnarowski, in a series of tweets overnight, called the possibility of the Nets coming away with a first rounder "remote" but thinks it's gets done.
Possibility of getting Bucks 1st-round pick for Kidd is remote. Several sources believe deal gets done in 24 hours w/ a 2nd rounder, or two.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
And Andy Katz of ESPN quoted a source saying the Bucks are prepared to "move on" if the Nets continue to demand a first round pick.
"If the Nets agree then there will be a deal, if they don't then (the Bucks) are comfortable moving on and there will be nothing further to talk about," according to Katz's source. "The only thing (the Bucks) would give them is a second-round pick. They want a first. In the next 24 hours, there will either be a deal or there won't be a deal."
The meeting, with the Nets permission, lasted two hours, said Gardner but that it was only an interview for the head coaching job. Buenning reported the same.
League source indicates Bucks only offering Jason Kidd a coaching job, not a front-office position.— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 29, 2014
Sources with knowledge of the talks can now confirm that Kidd has only been considered as coach and never as Basketball Ops president.— Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning) June 29, 2014
As a result, Gardner wrote, things at the top of the front office will not change.
Bucks GM John Hammond and assistant GM David Morway not in jeopardy and no one interviewed for their positions, source said.— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 29, 2014
Buenning and Gardner both wrote on Saturday that Kidd would have a role in basketball operations. And Woj called the report nothing but a "smokescreen."
Bucks ownership masking this as a coach hiring, but belief is that it's just matter of time until Kidd has full control in Milwaukee.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
A league source familiar with the situation used another word to describe it, "B.S."
- Jason Kidd will join Milwaukee Bucks if Brooklyn Nets take second-round pick as compensation - Andy Katz - ESPN New York
- All Kidd-ing aside, this drama will end with Jason leaving Brooklyn - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- If Jason Kidd leaves, Nets players may go, too - Rod Boone - Newsday
- Bucks Offer Second-Round Pick For Kidd (Video) - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Bucks and Nets have yet to reach agreement - Sam Amick -USA Today