Jason Kidd Calls It Quits

Updated: June 3, 2013

Jason Kidd retired today after playing 19 seasons in the NBA in which he spent six and a half seasons with the New Jersey Nets and resurrected the once wallowing franchise from the NBA depths.

Kidd was the “Greatest Net of All-Time” in my opinion.

His undeniable will to win and child-like enthusiasm made players want to play harder and better than they ever would have in their lives.

A magician with the ball and the ultimate competitor and leader.  He simply made everyone around him better and that includes coaches.

[quote_simple]Jason Kidd’s statement –Jason Kidd kissing at the free throw line
“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” Kidd said. “

As I reflect on my time with the four teams I represented in the NBA, I look back fondly at every season and thank each every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court.”[/quote_simple]

Kidd averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists. 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game in his career and was a 10-time All-Star. He finished his career third all-time in triple-doubles and third all-time in 3-pointers.

The Hall of Fame will have a new inductee in five years and no one deserves that title more than J-Kidd.

[quote_simple] Billy King Statement on Jason Kidd –Jason Kidd SI cover

“Jason Kidd was the captain of the Nets during their most successful period in the NBA, and is considered the greatest player in the Nets’ NBA history,” Billy King said in a statement. “On behalf of the entire Brooklyn Nets organization, we congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career.”[/quote_simple]

Thanks for the memories Jason.

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