PHOENIX (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is taking an indefinite leave to have hip surgery. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will direct the team in Kidd's absence, general manager John Hammond said Sunday night after the Bucks' 101-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Kidd said in a team statement that he "tried to put off surgery for as long as I could," but his doctor told him he'd be better served having the operation now. The Bucks are 11-18 this season and 52-59 in two seasons under Kidd. Prunty has 20 years of NBA coaching experience, including three under Kidd. He served as an assistant during Kidd's one season coaching the Brooklyn Nets and has been with Kidd in Milwaukee the past two seasons. Prunty also is the head coach of Britain's national team.
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