Bucks head coach Kidd to undergo hip surgery, out indefinitely

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd will undergo hip surgery on Monday, the team announced Sunday.

He will be sidelined indefinitely.

"I tried to put off surgery for as long as I could, but after consulting with my doctor, he advised that the best course of action was to have the procedure now," Kidd explained after Sunday's win over the Phoenix Suns.

The 42-year-old bench boss - who is in his second season with the Bucks - added that the discomfort in his right hip had become chronic over the past three-to-four years, dating back to his time as a player with the Dallas Mavericks.

More specifically, Kidd pointed to the "55,000 minutes" that he tried to play throughout his 19-year playing career.

Assistant coach Joe Prunty will take over coaching duties in Kidd's absence.

Prunty served as Kidd's assistant when the pair led the Brooklyn Nets during the 2013-14 campaign.

"Joe has many years of coaching experience both in the NBA and in international competition," Kidd said. "He's well-respected in the league and I know our players and coaches will give their all during Joe's time as head coach."

The Bucks' record now sits at 11-18, and the team will host the 1-28 Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Bucks head coach Kidd to undergo hip surgery, out indefinitely
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