Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd will be out indefinitely, due to a deteriorating hip condition that requires surgery.
Sources tell ESPN that the team’s medical staff that Kidd can no longer coach through the pain, and is now scheduled for surgery this week. If things go well, Kidd could return to the bench in February.
Kidd’s right hip began bothering him late in his playing career, but since retiring, has gotten progressively worse this season.
“It’s been chronic for the last three to four years, since I was in Dallas the last time,” Kidd said in an interview with Bucks TV. “The pain has been to the point where I can’t function.
“I’ve taken all the medicine I can do. 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.
Assistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim coach while Kidd recuperates.