Giannis Antetokounmpo to Jason Kidd before firing: ‘What can I do?’
Jason Kidd said that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo called him about 15 minutes before Kidd was officially notified he’d been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job.
Kidd said he felt the firing was handled wrong, but that he was thankful for his time in Milwaukee.
I enjoyed my time in Milwaukee. There’s no regrets. We took an organization that was in a bad place and shined a light on it. They’re still young in running their race. Giannis is young in running his new race, as one of the best players in the world.
Kidd said that when he met with team officials after 3 p.m. CT on Monday, he already knew what they were about to tell him.
There was no explanation. It was just, ‘We’re going in another direction.’
Kidd said Antetokounmpo had called him at about 2:45 p.m. CT on Monday because he was about to head to the arena for the game against Phoenix. Once he saw that call come in, he suspected something was amiss.
That’s the truth. You wanna look at my phone and see the time stamps? Kidd said.
Kidd said he harbors no ill will toward the Bucks.
It’s a business, he said. That’s what people have to understand. People get fired, they get traded. It’s a job.
Alix made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining and Nicole Ekhomu added a free throw with 7.8 seconds left, helping FSU hand Louisville its first loss of the season, 50-49 on Sunday.
If I miss three shots, I know that I can shoot the next one and convince myself that I can make it, said Alix, who was 1 of 6 overall with two misses from beyond the arc before making her final attempt. They left me open, so I just took it and hit it. It felt good.
The Seminoles came in averaging nearly 88 points per game.
Hines-Allen finished with 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting while Durr was 5 of 21 and 1 of 8 from long range. The Cardinals made just 7 of 30 shots after halftime and were outrebounded 52-42.