Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NBA CAPSULES ; Bucks Prepare for Life without Injured Coach

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NBA CAPSULES ; Bucks Prepare for Life without Injured Coach

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ST. FRANCIS, Wisc. - The Milwaukee Bucks are about to experience another unique test. One of the youngest teams in the league will have to play without coach Jason Kidd as he recovers from right hip surgery.

It will be up to Joe Prunty, a longtime NBA assistant, to lead the Bucks while Kidd is out. Kidd has said he hopes to return to the office in a couple weeks, though it's unclear when he might be able to coach in a game again.

There is no doubt that he's still in charge, though.

"Trust me, as soon as soon as we are able to be talking with him, we'll definitely be in touch, Prunty said Monday.

Kidd was scheduled to have surgery in the morning in New York.

The Bucks made the announcement after a 101-95 win on Sunday in Phoenix that wrapped up a four-game Western Conference road trip. Kidd, 42, said the injury dated to his playing days and his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks between 2008-12. …

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