Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Basketball Player

Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Full Name
Mar 23, 1973
6′ 4″
Net Worth


Jason Frederick Kidd was born on March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California. His zodiac sign is Aries and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Steve Kidd, who worked as a truck driver, and Anne Kidd, who worked as a teacher. Growing up, he had an older sister named Denise and a half-brother named Michael.

    At the age of three, Kidd’s father left the family and he never saw him again. He was primarily raised by his mother and grandmother, who both instilled in him a strong work ethic. As a child, Kidd developed a passion for basketball and spent hours practicing on the court. He attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California where he was coached by Frank LaPorte who taught him how to play point guard.

    After high school graduation Kidd decided to attend California University at Berkeley but dropped out after one year in order to enter the 1994 NBA draft where he was picked second overall by the Dallas Mavericks. During his first season with the Mavericks he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and made it to the All-Rookie First Team along with Grant Hill. In 1996 Kidd signed with the Phoenix Suns and during his time there he led the team to two consecutive playoff appearances in 2000 and 2001 as well as being selected twice for the All-Star Game in 1998 and 2000.

    In 2001 Kidd signed with New Jersey Nets where he helped lead them to two consecutive Eastern Conference Championships in 2002 and 2003 as well as being selected six times for NBA All-Defensive First Team between 2001 and 2007. In 2008 Kidd was traded to Dallas Mavericks where he helped bring them their first championship title since 1977 when they defeated Miami Heat 4–2 in 2011 NBA Finals which earned him an NBA Championship Ring that same year. On June 17th 2013 Jason retired from professional basketball after 19 seasons playing in the NBA making him one of only ten players ever to play 19 or more seasons in NBA history

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jason Kidd is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 23, 1973, Jason Kidd was born in San Francisco, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted 2nd Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd is drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA Co-Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd and Grant Hill are named co-Rookies of the Year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to the New Jersey Nets</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd is traded from the Mavericks to the Nets where he would go on to lead them to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to the Dallas Mavericks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd is traded back to the Mavericks where he would help them reach the 2011 NBA Finals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from Professional Basketball</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd retires from professional basketball after spending 19 seasons in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kidd is hired as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and leads them to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2019.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jason Kidd is known for being a great leader on the court. He has the ability to motivate and inspire his teammates, helping them reach their full potential. He also has a great basketball IQ, allowing him to make the right decisions in tough situations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Amazing Passer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jason Kidd is one of the best passers in NBA history. His court vision and passing accuracy are unparalleled, allowing him to make incredibly difficult passes look easy. His ability to find open teammates makes him a valuable asset to any team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Competitive Spirit</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jason Kidd is known for his competitive spirit. He loves competing and winning, no matter what the stakes are. This trait makes him stand out from other players and makes every game he plays more exciting to watch.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player To Reach 10,000 Assists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jason Kidd is the only player in NBA history to record 10,000 assists and 8,000 rebounds in his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Not Drafted By Any Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jason Kidd was not drafted by any team in the NBA draft but was picked up by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> College Freshman of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1994, Jason Kidd was named the College Freshman of the Year after an impressive season with the University of California, Berkeley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Led The Nets To Two Finals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jason Kidd led the New Jersey Nets to back to back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Coached The Brooklyn Nets</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jason Kidd became the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets after his retirement from playing in 2013.</p></div>


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