Jason Kidd can officially call his first season coaching the Milwaukee Bucks a success. After a franchise-worst 67-loss season last year, the Bucks cruised to a 23-point victory on Sunday over Kidd’s former team, the Brooklyn Nets, to secure the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
According to STATS, Kidd is the first coach in NBA history to lead two franchises to the playoffs in his first two years as a head coach. The Bucks will either face the Chicago Bulls or Toronto Raptors, who are currently tied in the standings with two games remaining.
After their final two remaining games, the Bucks will play in the postseason for the first time since the 2012-13 season. According to RazorGator.com, the three scheduled Bucks home games have an average ticket price of $179.32. The most expensive Bucks playoff tickets are for April 28th, which would be Game 6 if necessary, and have an average ticket price of $199.89 and a walk-in price of $69. The least expensive tickets are for the second home game (Game 4) with an average price of $167.43 and a walk-in price of $43. The first home game (Game 3) has an average of $180.84 and a walk-in price of $37.
The coaching job by Kidd has been highlighted through an unfortunate event for the Bucks. On December 15th, Rookie of the Year leader Jabari Parker suffered a season-ending knee injury that dampened the mood around the team. Kidd did an excellent job keeping the team on the same path they were on prior to the injury, as they continued their winning ways. The Bucks have relied on the exploits of Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo, who averaged nearly 13 points and seven rebounds per game, with at least a few jaw-dropping plays each game.
With two games remaining, the Bucks are 40-40 and have a chance to finish the regular season over .500 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Bucks went 1-3 against the Bulls this season, while going 1-2 against the Raptors.