Milwaukee Bucks have officially relieved coach Jason Kidd of his duties and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the team’s marquee player is devastated about it.

Antetokounmpo was reportedly told about Kidd’s release before the soon-to-be ex-Bucks coach was and immediately notified Kidd.

The Bucks, using Antetokounmpo as their centrepiece towards competing for an NBA championship in future years were not living up to owners expectations, according to ESPN, who first reported the news.

It is well documented that both Kidd and Antetokounmpo are close friends.