Jason Kidd to the Knicks also connects Giannis Antetokounmpo to New York

Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is back in the news and looks like he may be in a coaching job in the not-too-distant future. At least, that is, if he can continue to work on the current message surrounding his candidacy.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday that the New York Knicks had received permission to interview Kidd, among others, for their coaching vacancy.

The news that created even more noise came from Newsday’s Steve Popper, who tweeted that not only would Kidd be interested in that job, but also noted that “some teams interested in Kidd think it could provide a link to the award.” next year’s free agent class, Giannis. “

As absurd as that kind of rumbling is, they’re not exactly surprising.

If I had the job of trying to get a new job for Kidd, I would certainly have attracted Antetokounmpo admiration at least once for him, instead of emphasizing how he managed to keep both Giannis and Bucks at the right point where possible, the Greek could have two MVP awards and two 60-game seasons to show for his two seasons since the Hall of Fame guard was replaced as a coach by Mike Budenholzer.