Jason Kidd Injury: Updates on Bucks Coach’s Recovery from Hip Surgery

December 20th, 2015 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd will be taking some time off from coaching because of chronic hip pain.

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Kidd Out Indefinitely, Will Have Surgery Sunday, Dec. 20 ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported Kidd will undergo hip surgery this week, and early indications are that he'll miss four to six weeks.

Kidd said he's having difficulty sleeping at night, and the pain has been an issue since his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks, per Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Gardner noted Joe Prunty will serve as the interim head coach in Kidd's absence. Prunty stepped in for Kidd two years ago when he was suspended two games for DUI. Prunty went 1-1 for Kidd in those games.

"I've taken all the medicine I can do," Kidd told Gardner. "Talking to the doctors, there's really no good time to do the surgery. I have to fix myself and then we move on and get back to work."

Kidd was on the sidelines for Milwaukee's 101-95 win against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Bucks, who made the playoffs last season in Kidd's first year at the helm, are ...

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