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Milwaukee Bucks sign Jason Kidd to 3-year contract extension

/ 10:22 AM June 22, 2016
Jason Kidd.  AP FILE PHOTO

Jason Kidd. AP FILE PHOTO

MILWAUKEE— The Milwaukee Bucks have signed coach Jason Kidd to a three-year contract extension, keeping him in his position through the 2019-20 season, the team said Tuesday.

Bucks co-owner Wes Edens described Kidd as “the right man for the job” and said the team thinks there is “no better fit to lead our young and talented roster.”

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Kidd is entering the last year of a three-year deal with Milwaukee initially signed in 2014. He is 74-90 over his first two seasons, including a 41-win season and playoff appearance in 2014-15.

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“We have a hard-working group of coaches that want to teach our young players and help them reach their full potential,” Kidd said in a statement. “We still have work to do but we’re committed to the goal of building a team that consistently competes for titles.”

The Bucks took a step back last season with a 33-49 record, finishing last in their division. But there are bright spots in Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. The team has the 10th pick in the NBA draft Thursday.

Before becoming a coach, Kidd played 19 years in the NBA, including 10 All-Star Game appearances and an NBA championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd also won gold medals with the U.S. in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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