The education is ongoing.
Officially, the Bucks fired Kidd for the most basic reason: a win-loss record that fell short of expectations. With rising star Giannis Antetokounmpo and a solid supporting cast, the Bucks had hopes of breaking the top four in the East, of winning 50 games.
But the picture was much more complex.
“It was constantly, ‘Hey, it was the players’ fault—they’re not doing this, they’re not doing that, they’re too young,'” a Bucks source says.
Sources both inside and outside the organization say Kidd had a tendency to fall in and out of love with players—e.g., demanding a trade for Michael Carter-Williams one day, burying him the next.
Team officials had also grown concerned that Kidd’s demanding, old-school style had worn thin. Players were tuning Kidd out—or already had last season, according to one source with close ties to the team.
Kidd was “putting in massive hours,” a Bucks source says, “and he expected the players” to do the same. “Jason was driving the team a bit hard. And that would have been fine if there was really good results.”
Origin: Howard Beck, Bleacher Report
BEER BARON: Man steals five cases of beer from Arlington store
ARLINGTON, Texas – Police are looking for a beer baron who stole several cases of beer from a convenience store.
Arlington PD tweeted pictures Wednesday of the man who stole five cases of Bud Light from a store in the 5000 block of Little School Road.
Police say the suspect got away in a gray Dodge truck.
Anyone who recognizes him is urged to call Det. Thompson at 817-459-6054 or email email@example.com.
Here is a textbook definition of a beer run. This beer baron swiped 5 cases from a convenience store in the 5000 block of Little School Road and took off. He left in a Gray Dodge truck. 📞 Det. Thompson if you recognize him, 817-459-6054 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/un3So55wB1
— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) October 17, 2018
Botham Jean’s Parents Meet With Dallas County District Attorney
The parents of the man killed in his own apartment by a now-former Dallas police officer met for around three hours with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson Tuesday for an update on the case.
Botham Jean was shot by off-duty officer Amber Guyger, who said she thought she was in her own apartment at the time and that Jean was a burglar.
District Attorney Faith Johnson has promised to conduct her own investigation and present the findings to a grand jury, which will decide what charges should go to trial.
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Two Lamar High School Juniors Killed in a Car Crash
Two Arlington Lamar High School students and one of their mothers were killed in a crash in East Texas early Tuesday morning, authorities say.
Faith Whittaker and Jessica Brown, both 16, were riding in a Jeep Renegade driven by 36-year-old Chelsey Brewer when the car drifted off the roadway and crashed into a parked tractor-trailer in Lindale about 4:20 a.m. Monday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, which was legally parked, was sleeping in the cab at the time and was not injured, DPS said.
Brewer was Whittaker’s mother and the two girls were cousins. The three were returning from a weekend trip to visit other family members in Mississippi, friends said.
In a tweet, Lamar High School said students Faith Whittaker and Jessica Brown “will be missed tremendously.”
We are saddened to announce the passing of Faith Whittaker and Jessica Brown in a car accident. They will be missed tremendously. Counselors will be available tomorrow for anyone who wants to speak with them.
— Lamar High (@LamarHigh) October 15, 2018
Whittaker was involved in sports medicine and Brown, culinary arts.
Both girls were trainers for the school’s basketball team.
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