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Bucks' Jason Kidd to resume coaching duties next week

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is returning to the bench to resume his coaching duties Tuesday against the Orlando Magic, the team announced Thursday.

Kidd, who underwent hip surgery shortly before Christmas, plans to return next Tuesday -- ahead of schedule -- as the Bucks return from a four-game road trip that still has stops Friday and Saturday in Houston and New Orleans.

The Bucks are 8-7 under interim coach Joe Prunty in the 15 games Kidd has missed so far, including wins in Charlotte and Miami to get off to a 2-0 start on this trip.

Kidd was forced to the sideline in December by the deteriorating condition of his right hip, which plagued him for the final few years of his playing career. Kidd retired as a player after the 2012-13 season and moved right into coaching with the Brooklyn Nets.

It was initially thought that Kidd would have to sit out until February.

"It's been chronic for the last three to four years, since I was in Dallas the last time," Kidd said in December before undergoing surgery. "The pain has been to the point where I can't function. I've taken all the medicine I can do. Talking to the doctors, there's really no good time to do the surgery. I have to fix myself, and then we move on and get back to work."