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Report: Greg Foster joins Jason Kidd’s staff as an assistant coach

| July 31, 2014

Category: Coaching

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(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

According to SBNation, former NBA center and Philadelphia Sixers assistant coach Greg Foster will join Jason Kidd’s staff in Milwaukee as an assistant coach next season.

Foster’s work with injured rookie center Nerlens Noel was highly regarded around the internet. Reports often had him working out with Noel after practices while the big man worked his way back from a torn ACL and rebuilt his jump shot form last season.

His NBA career spanned 13 seasons and nine teams, including a brief six game stint with the Bucks in 2001-02. While he’s about four years older than Kidd, both grew up in the Oakland area and count Gary Payton, another rumored staff addition, as a friend. Foster and Payton were even high school teammates at Skyline High School in Oakland in the late 1980′s.

Before joining the Sixers last season he served as a student-assistant and then assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Foster’s addition brings Kidd’s official staff to four, as he joins Eric Hughes, Sean Sweeney and Josh Oppenheimer, a carryover from last year’s staff.

 

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  1. Schoobeendooper says:

    Might be one of the more underrated signings of the offseason. He may have the dedication and influence required to shape LARRY SANDERS! up. This would likely save the Bucks from trading a young, energizing defensive presence which we desperately need in our future.

    • joe says:

      yeah, far as I could tell, none of the other coaches on Kidd’s staff so far were BIG MEN coaches