Where was Jason Kidd's impact felt the most?
In his first year as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd accomplished quite a bit.
Taking the Bucks from a 15-win season in 2013-14 to 41 wins and a playoff appearance this past year was no easy task, but Kidd's impact was felt in more places than just the standings.
Here's Dakota Schmidt at Bballbreakdown.com:
Knowing that he had a team filled with slew of long, athletic talent, Kidd decided that the quickest way to turn the team around was through the defensive end.
Kidd pushed the team’s defense into just being the hardest working defensive team in the league. With him at the helm, the Bucks’ defense became a fine-tuned machine built around the players moving around the court, providing high ball-pressure and being a menace to the opposing team. That approach helped lead the Bucks into forcing the most turnovers per game (17.4 per game).
Jason Kidd made a huge impact during his debut season with the Bucks, but there’s still a long ways to go before the team is able to reach their ultimate goal.
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