The Milwaukee Bucks have signed head coach Jason Kidd to a contract extension. The team announced Tuesday Kidd had agreed to extend his deal through the 2019-2020 season.
“Our goal remains to be a consistent contender for NBA Championships and we believe that Jason Kidd is the right man for the job,” said Bucks co-owner Wes Edens. “In terms of preparing, developing and relating to today’s players, we think there is no better fit to lead our young and talented roster. We are excited that Jason will continue to call Milwaukee his home.”
Kidd led the Bucks to the playoffs in his first season in Milwaukee. The team posted a 41-41 record that season. However, the team slipped back to a 33-49 record this past season. So, ownership certainly showed confidence in Kidd's leadership ability by signing the extension at this phase.
“I greatly appreciate the confidence that our owners have placed in me by signing me to this extension,” said Kidd. “We have a hard-working group of coaches that want to teach our young players and help them reach their full potential. We still have work to do but we’re committed to the goal of building a team that consistently competes for titles.”