Jason Kidd's coaching style described as 'psychological warfare' in Giannis Antetokounmpo's biography

Kidd, a 10-time All-Star, coached the two-time NBA MVP and the Bucks from 2014 至 2018. In the book, Kidd’s coaching style was described aspsychological warfareby one former Bucks player.

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Excerpts of the book surfaced on social media this week. One incident that occurred during his tenure with the Bucks consisted of Kidd allegedly scheduling a last-minute practice on Christmas Eve after the team lost to the Charlotte Hornets in what the former coach called awinnable” 游戏.

According to the book, Kidd asked the players in front of each other if they deserve to be off on Christmas Eve after the loss. The players voiced their opinions on the matter, but Kidd scheduled a 9 上午. practice.


I don’t care,” Kidd said according to the book. “You guys get paid to do a job, so you’re doing your job tomorrow. Things change.

During the practice, Kidd supposedly made the players runlike a college teamand he called former Bucks player Larry Sanders apiece of s–Ť” 和一个 “terrible player.

The book stated that the three-hour practice mostly consisted of conditioning drills. He also told the players to work out in the weight room and in the pool. Former center Zaza Pachulia said in the book thateverybody was so tired that nobody was thinking about Christmasand they didn’t have anyenergy left to open gifts.

I don’t think I’ve done that since I left J-Kidd,” former Bucks guard Brandon Knight told the book’s author, Mirin Fader. “It was not normal.

When players were asked to comment on Kidd as their coach, many players and coaches responded by asking if they were on or off the record, 根据书.