Report: Bucks' Kidd could be eyeing full-time GM position

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As the underachieving Milwaukee Bucks face a crucial stretch of their season, head coach Jason Kidd is recuperating from hip surgery and out indefinitely.

He may be looking to move up in the organization in the interim, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. From "The Vertical" podcast:

A lot of people around the league and people I talked to in the aftermath of this wonder, given Kidd's penchant in the past to bail on things when they get difficult - could this be the beginning of Kidd's escape hatch to maybe just moving up to a full-time role in the front office, whether he finishes up coaching this year and then tries to move up next year?

Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets after one season as coach in 2014 after a failed insurrection against general manager Billy King. Furthermore, reports surfaced last summer that the Bucks were considering adding GM duties to Kidd's title at the expense of incumbent John Hammond.

Kidd is believed to have pull regarding player personnel decisions over Hammond, with Wojnarowski pointing out the team's decision to draft guard Rashad Vaughn over highly regarded Bobby Portis in June. The acquisitions via trade of players such as Michael Carter-Williams and Greivis Vasquez had Kidd's fingerprints on them, with the Vasquez deal - to the Toronto Raptors for Norman Powell and a first-round pick in 2017 - especially controversial.

In September, Hammond reportedly signed an extension as general manager through 2017. Joe Prunty is coaching the Bucks in Kidd's absence.

- With h/t to PBT

Report: Bucks' Kidd could be eyeing full-time GM position
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