Nets assistant coach Joe Prunty joining Kidd with Bucks
Joe Prunty has joined Jason Kidd's staff as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, according Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Prunty had been an assistant under Kidd in Brooklyn last season. TNT's David Aldridge reported earlier Wednesday that Kidd had received permission to speak with Prunty.
Kidd and the Nets had a falling out this offseason, leading to the former point guard leaving the organization after just one season to join his friend and new Bucks owner Marc Lasry in Milwaukee.
Prunty served as acting head coach while Kidd was suspended two games for a DUI at the beginning of last season. He previously worked on coaching staffs in Cleveland, Portland and San Antonio, and is currently the head coach of the Great Britain men's national team.
The Nets have since hired former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins as Kidd's replacement. Brooklyn is in the process of rounding out Hollins' staff. Ken Berger of CBSsports.com reports Paul Westphal, Joe Wolf and Tony Brown will be assistants under Hollins.
Nets are finalizing details to add former Suns, Sonics and Kings coach Paul Westphal to Lionel Hollins' staff, sources tell @CBSSports.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 9, 2014
Mavs assistant Tony Brown and Ukrainian national team assistant Joe Wolf also coming aboard as assistants in Brooklyn, sources say.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 9, 2014
- Brendan Maloy