Giannis Antetokounmpo called Jason Kidd about 15 minutes before he was officially notified he'd been fired by the Milwaukee Bucks and offered to help save his job.
"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 said he thanked Antetokounmpo for his loyalty and that he was "thankful to be able to coach him and help him become the player he is today. And I know when our paths cross again, he'll be much better."
Kidd said he felt the firing was "handled wrong."