It took a year, but Jason Kidd finally has the personnel control he sought when he was with the Brooklyn Nets.

According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, Kidd will be named general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks, adding that job title to his coaching duties as well.

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to turn basketball operations over to coach Jason Kidd this week, replacing John Hammond, who has been general manager since 2008, according to three different sources.

The move will give Kidd the two titles he wanted and did not get with the Nets, leading to his leaving Brooklyn for Milwaukee.

Jake Suski, the Bucks’ vice president of communications, “unequivocally” denied the report Sunday night. The exact details of the move, both timing and title, may be uncertain.

Kidd had moved to get both jobs in Brooklyn to replace Billy King as general manager. It was then that Nets brass gave Kidd permission to negotiate with other teams. Hammond has one year left on his contract, but could choose to part ways.

By Glenn Gerby


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