The Milwaukee Bucks hired Jason Kidd as coach Tuesday after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Bucks sent the Nets two second-round picks (one in 2015 and another in '19) for Kidd, who went 44-38 in his only season as Brooklyn coach.

"When you list the characteristics that make a successful head coach, you would include leadership, communication and a competitive drive," general manager John Hammond said in a statement. "Jason used all of those traits to become a 10-time All-Star player in the NBA, and has now translated his on-court success to the bench. We welcome him to the Bucks organization and look forward to building a Championship-caliber team with him as our head coach."

Milwaukee fired Larry Drew on Monday after reaching the deal for Kidd. Drew went 15-67, the worst record in the league, in his only season guiding the Bucks.

"Despite the challenging season, Larry always handled himself and represented the Bucks in a first-class manner,'' Hammond said in a statement on Drew's firing Monday. "Larry did the best he could in a difficult situation, especially given all of our injuries. I want to thank Larry for all of his efforts, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.''

Bucks co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens said in a statement that Kidd "is a determined leader, a tough-minded competitor and a great teammate."