Milwaukee Bucks All Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was willing to do anything in his power to help save Jason Kidd's coaching job.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Antetokounmpo called Kidd about 15 minutes before he was officially notified he'd been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job. 

In an interview shortly after he was fired, Kidd told Shelburne about Antetokounmpo's last ditch effort to reach out to management. However, Kidd had already accepted his fate.


"He called me and said, 'Coach, this isn't right what they're about to do, but [they] are gonna let you go,'" Kidd told ESPN.

Kidd said he replied, "I had a feeling that was gonna take place."

To which Antetokounmpo responded, "'What can I do? I'll call the owners, I'll call my agent."

Kidd said he told him, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That's it."

Kidd also told ESPN that there was no real explanation from the Bucks organization, simply, 'We are going in another direction.'

"I enjoyed my time in Milwaukee. There's no regrets. We took an organization that was in a bad place and shined a light on it. They're still young in running their race. Giannis is young in running his new race, as one of the best players in the world."

Hours after the Kidd firing, Milwaukee picked up a 109-105 win over the Phoenix Suns at home. The Bucks are now 24-22, and have moved up to seventh in the Eastern Conference as a result of last night's outcome.