The Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Jason Kidd finalized a three-year, $18 million contract extension Monday, according to ESPN. Kidd will make $5 million in the final year of his original three-year deal.

Though Kidd hasn’t led the Bucks to the playoffs yet, he’s received huge backing from the front office.

“At the end of the day, Jason is our coach,” co-owner Marc Lasry said in April. “… We think he’s done a great job. He’s our guy.”

“Jason had real consideration and rightfully so to be coach of the year last year,” co-owner Wes Edens added. “We outperformed (expectations in 2014-15) … Jason is a young coach. We all have a lot of room to grow. We’re happy with all the progress that has been made in many areas. We’re not happy about 33 wins (this past season).”

Kidd is 74-90 in his two seasons with the Bucks.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

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