Jason Kidd could be the Milwaukee Bucks next president of basketball operations. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

UPDATE: Kidd appears to be in the running for the President job in Milwaukee, which has been unoccupied since Herb Kohl stepped down as owner. Lasry said last week the Bucks were in the process of interviewing for the position.

According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the Milwaukee Bucks have obtained permission to talk to Jason Kidd about a coaching/management position within the team. Kidd reportedly wanted control of basketball operations in Brooklyn — including a title above that of current general manager Billy King — but the Nets denied his request.

After being turned down by the Nets, “the franchise then was approached by the Bucks to speak with Kidd about the prospect of hiring him.”

Last summer, Kidd went straight from retirement as a player to the taking a job as Brooklyn’s head coach. After a bumpy start, Kidd guided the Nets to a 44-38 season and a first-round playoff series win over the Toronto Raptors.

The story was confirmed in a tweet by David Aldridge.

Presumably Bucks owner Marc Lasry is familiar with Kidd. He was a minority owner of the Nets for part of the 2013-14 season. He subsequently had to divest his holdings in the Nets — per league ownership rules — before purchasing the Bucks with Wesley Edens for $550 million.

The Bucks already have a head coach in Larry Drew. He has two years remaining on his contract, plus a team option for a third season. Milwaukee finished the season with 15 wins in his only season with the team.

(Update: 9:35 PM) Other info, including more Lasry/Kidd connections: