Kidd to Bucks after Nets agree to deal

BRIAN MAHONEY (AP Basketball Writer)
The Associated Press
Kidd to Bucks after Nets agree to deal
FILE - JUNE 30: According to reports June 30, 2014, the Milwaukee Bucks have hired Jason Kidd as head coach and fired coach Larry Drew. The Bucks will send two second-round draft to the Brooklyn Nets in compensation. MIAMI, FL - APRIL 08: Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets say Jason Kidd is free to coach Milwaukee after agreeing to a deal with the Bucks.

The Bucks paved the way for Kidd by firing coach Larry Drew on Monday.

The Nets say they will receive second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019. The 2015 pick was formerly their own.

The Nets add in a statement that they will begin a coaching search immediately.

Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee, but there had been no indication he wouldn't be back before the Kidd situation emerged.