with head coach Jason Kidd. After losing at Philadelphia, 116-94, Kidd inexplicably went public with the
that his team was "too young" to be any good. Like Washington, Milwaukee does has pieces and ranks a respectable eighth in the NBA in offensive efficiency. But they've had trouble guarding and thus trouble covering pointspreads (18-23-5 ATS). Assistant Joe Prunty took over for Kidd last night as the Bucks won but failed to cover against Phoenix. The schedule moving forward is manageable with a litter of mediocre Eastern Conference foes starting Friday with a home tilt vs. Brooklyn.
“We appreciate everything that Jason has done for the Bucks organization, but we have decided to make a coaching change,” General Manager Jon Horst said in a news release. “We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team toward the next level, bringing us closer to our goal of competing for championships.”