IFWT Mikhail Prokhorov

At the end of a fairly successful season, it was surprising that Kidd abruptly left his post as the coach of the Nets and took on the Milwaukee Bucks coaching job. In a recent interview, Prokhorov made it known that the Nets weren’t sorry to see Kidd go and even made some interesting remarks. Hit the jump for details.

Via Fansided:

“There is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said. “Don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord has split you.”

After laughter, Prokhorov continued.

“I think each side did what they thought was the best, and I like what we have now. I think our structure is optimal. We have a very strong, experienced coach, and a very strong GM in Billy King.”

“I think we shouldn’t get mad, I think we should get even,” Prokhorov added. “And we’ll see it on the court.”

It’s certainly understandable why Prokhorov doesn’t exactly have fond memories about his time working with Kidd.

The Nets owner gave Kidd his first head coaching job prior to last season and Kidd repaid him by leading the Nets to a second-round playoff exit then demanding more power within the organization. After the failed power play, the Nets gave Kidd permission to talk with the Bucks, with whom he eventually signed a coaching contract with.

The Nets won 44 games during the 2013-14 NBA season under Kidd and entered the playoffs as a No. 6 seed.

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