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Basketball: Jason Kidd set for talks with Bucks

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has been given the green light by his club to negotiate with the Milwaukee Bucks, the US media reported Saturday.

NEW YORK: Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has been given the green light by his club to negotiate with the Milwaukee Bucks, the US media reported Saturday.

According to the New York Post, the Nets recently denied Kidd's request to expand his powers with their organization to become both coach and head of basketball operations.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov cited a lack of experience for Kidd, who made his National Basketball Association coaching debut last season.

The former Nets' player led Brooklyn into the second round of the playoffs in his first season behind the bench.

According to the American sports channel ESPN, the new owners of the Bucks asked the Nets for permission to negotiate with Kidd.

Milwaukee finished the 2013-14 season with a league-worst record of 15-67.

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