Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd is set to undergo hip surgery on Monday and will be out four to six weeks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Stein says that having surgery now has the Bucks hoping that Kidd will be back on the bench by February. Until then, assistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as the interim head coach.
Kidd's hip pain was apparently so bad that he was unable to even sleep at night. According to @cf_gardner, Kidd says the pain comes from his time in Dallas where he played later in his career.
"The pain has been to the point that I can't function," Kidd said. "I've taken all the medicine I can do."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) December 21, 2015
"Some would say it's the 55,000 minutes I tried to play," Kidd said. "A lot of wear and tear on my body."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) December 21, 2015
"We maintained it (in Dallas) with medicine," Kidd said. "I've taken enough of the cortisone shots that they don't work."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) December 21, 2015
Kidd reportedly told his team the news after the Bucks took down the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. We're wishing him a speedy recovery.
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