Report: Jason Kidd to Bucks for second-round pick?

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The Milwaukee Bucks have offered the Brooklyn Nets a second-round pick to let Jason Kidd become their next head coach,'s Andy Katz reported Sunday.

Katz reported the two teams are haggling over the compensation the Bucks will provide the Nets, provided they do let Kidd walk. The Nets want a 2015 first-round draft pick in exchange for letting Kidd go, according to the report. The Bucks, however, appear steadfast in not parting with next year's first round pick.

"If the Nets agree then there will be a deal, if they don't then (the Bucks) are comfortable moving on and there will be nothing further to talk about," a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told Katz. "The only thing (the Bucks) would give them is a second-round pick. They want a first. In the next 24 hours, there will either be a deal or there won't be a deal.

In an unexpected turn following Kidd's first season in Brooklyn, he now appears headed on his way out. The New York Post reported on Saturday that the Nets have granted permission to Kidd to meet with the Bucks following an internal disagreement that resulted from Kidd's request to be given control of basketball operations. Multiple reports said Kidd was gunning for a job as president of the Bucks.

In his first season as a head coach, the 41-year-old Kidd posted a 44-38 record in 2013-14. He led the Nets to their first playoff series victory since 2007, but the team fell to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kidd just completed the first year of a four-year contract worth a reported $10.5 million.