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Jason Kidd Biography
Jason Kidd, born Jason Frederick Kidd, is an American professional basketball coach and former NBA player. He recently served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a NBA player, Kid played as a point guard. His prowess in the game made him a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member as well as a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Kidd won an NBA Championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, and was a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner during his pro career, as part of Team USA in 2000 and 2008. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jason Kidd Career
Jason played college basketball for the California Golden Bears and in the first round of 1994 of the NBA draft, he was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks . Together with Grant Hill, he was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season with the Mavericks. Kidd played for the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 2001, and later for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008, leading the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances both in 2002 and 2003. In the middle of the 2007–08 season, Kidd was traded back to Dallas.
At age 38, Kidd won his only NBA championship when Dallas defeated Miami in the 2011 NBA Finals. He finished his playing career in 2013 with the New York Knicks and on the following season, he became the head coach of the Nets, who had relocated from New Jersey to Brooklyn. After one season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he coached for four seasons until he was fired mid-season in 2018. Jason Kidd’s unique ability to pass and rebound made him a regular triple-double threat, and he retired ranked third all-time in the NBA for regular season triple-doubles with a career total of 107 and third in playoff triple-doubles with a career total of 11 where his title recently got beaten by Russell Westbrook. He ranks second on the NBA all-time lists in career assists and steals and ninth on the 3-point field goals made category.
Jason Kidd Height And Weight
Jason Kidd is 1.93m /6.332021 feet tall and weighs 210 lb, 95 kgs.
Jason Kidd Age
Jason Kidd was born on March 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California and he is 45 years as of 2018.
Jason Kidd Ethnicity|Jason Kidd Nationality |Jason Kidd Race
Jason Kidd is American. His father, Steve, was African-American, and his mother, Anne, is Irish-American.
Jason Kidd Photo
Jason Kidd Parents
Jason Kidd is the product of an interracial marriage. His father, Steve Kidd, was African-American, and his mother, Anne Kidd, is Irish-American. His parents divorced but remained on amicable terms.
Jason Kidd Wife |Jason Kid Ex Wife | Jason Kidd Divorce
Jason Kidd married his first wife, Joumana, in 1997. Due to the scuffles, he was arrested in January 2001 and pleaded guilty to a domestic abuse charge for assaulting his wife. As part of his plea, he was ordered to attend anger management classes for six months. Kidd completed the mandatory counseling and continued to attend on his own. He and his wife were both active in their church and were thought to have completely reconciled. This incident, would be considered a catalyst for the Suns to trade him to the Nets later that year. On January 9, 2007, Kidd filed for divorce, citing “extreme cruelty” during their relationship. He contended intense jealousy, paranoia, and the threat of “false domestic abuse claims” to the police as reasons for the divorce. On February 15, 2007, Joumana Kidd filed a counterclaim for divorce, claiming that the NBA star—among countless instances of abuse—”broke her rib and damaged her hearing by smashing her head into the console of a car”. The couple have three children: Trey Jason (T.J.), born October 12, 1998, and twins Miah and Jazelle, born September 26, 2001.
On September 10, 2011, Kidd married Porschla Coleman, a former model. They have two children.
Jason Kidd Children|Jason Kidd Kids
Jason Kid has a total of 7 children. Kidd’s first child; Jason Kidd Jr; was born on 16th November 1993 while in Colllege with Alexandria Brown. His first marriage, he sired three children. A son named Trey Jason born on 12th October 1998; and Twin Daughters;Mia and Jazelle Kidd born on 26th December 2001.
When he married his present wife Porschla, they sired three children and they include Chance Kidd, Noah Grace and Cooper Anne.
Jason Kidd Jr|Jason Kidd Son
Jason Kidd named his first son Jason Kidd Jr. Kidd’s first son is openly gay and he’s proud to be the pink sheep of the family.
Jason Kidd Shoes|Jason Kidd Sneakers| Nike Jason Kidd
Due to his immediate effect while playing for the Mavericks, it was clear Kidd was deserving of a signature shoe and Nike was more than happy to partner with him. The Air Flight 95, a perennial favorite among sneakerheads , cemented Kidd?name in the kick game. Jason remained with Nike throughout his stay in the teams Dallas, Phoenix, and New Jersey. While his partnership with Nike prospered, Jason Kidd was also spoiled with numerous Jordan PEs. However, upon returning to Dallas in 2008 Kidd surprised many by switching-up sponsorships and leaving Nike for the fledgling Chinese brand, Peak. Yet before Kidd left, Nike made sure to celebrate his storied career with numerous re-releases and retros. Jason collaborations led to the release of:
- Nike Flight ’95
- Nike Air Zoom Flight ’96
- Nike Air Zoom Flight Five B
- Nike Flightposite 1
- Nike Ultraposite
- Nike Zoom Flight 2K3
- Nike Zoom BB1
- Nike Zoom Flight Turbine
- Jordan XIII PE
- Jordan 18.5 PE
- Jordan XIX SE PE
- Peak Jason Kidd 1
Jason Kidd NBA Teams
Dallas Mavericks (1994–1996)
Kidd was selected as the second pick overall by the Dallas Mavericks, behind Glenn Robinson of Purdue, and just ahead of Duke’s Grant Hill. In his first year, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists, and led the NBA in triple doubles, sharing 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year honors with Hill of the Detroit Pistons. The year before the Mavericks drafted Kidd, they finished the season with the worst record in the NBA at 13–69. After Kidd’s first season with the Mavericks, their record improved to 36–46 which was the largest improvement in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns (1996–2001)
Kidd was traded to the Phoenix Suns with Tony Dumas and Loren Meyer for Michael Finley, A. C. Green, and Sam Cassell during the 1996–97 season. In his first full season with the Suns in 1997–98, the team’s win total improved by 16 games. The Suns, who finished the season with a 56–26 record, had been recognized for their fast-paced style of play with Kidd frequently leading a small lineup of four guards (Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Rex Chapman and Steve Nash) being on the floor at the same time together with Antonio McDyess playing at center.
New Jersey Nets (2001–2008)
Kidd joined the franchise as the team was constructed around a sophomore Kenyon Martin, veterans Kerry Kittles and Keith Van Horn, along with the rookies Richard Jefferson, Jason Collins, and Brandon Armstrong coming from the draft-day trade for the 7th pick Eddie Griffin. The 2001–02 season saw Kidd lead the Nets to a 52–30 finish, a 26-game improvement from the season before and the first 50-win season in the franchise’s NBA history. He was voted to the All-NBA First Team and finished second to the Spurs’ Tim Duncan in MVP voting. Many critics and fans have argued that Kidd deserved to win the award because of his impact in New Jersey—transforming the Nets from perennial league doormats into championship contenders seemingly in the space of a single training camp.
Under Kidd’s guidance, the young Nets team prospered through the playoffs, won the Eastern Conference title and advanced to the franchise’s first-ever appearance in the NBA Finals. At 38 years of age, he became the oldest starting point guard ever to lead his team to the championship.
New York Knicks (2012–2013)
Jason Kidd Retire
Kidd struggled during the playoffs, when he was held without a field goal in his last 10 playoff games. It was believed that overworking Kidd during the regular season had strongly affected his performance in the second half of the season and left him burned out for the playoffs. Kidd retired on June 3, 2013, after one season with the Knicks and 19 seasons in the NBA. His announcement came two days after 1995 co-Rookie of the Year Grant Hill retired.
Jason Kidd Coach
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)
On June 12, 2013, Kidd was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, replacing interim coach P. J. Carlesimo. He is the third person since the ABA–NBA merger to debut as an NBA head coach the season after he retired as a player.In September 2013, Kidd bought a minority ownership stake in the team (from Jay-Z).
Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2018)
The Bucks were one of the biggest surprises of the 2014–15 season. Under Kidd’s guidance the young team improved from franchise-worst 15 wins in the previous season, finishing with a 41–41 record to advance to the playoffs as the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee achieved that feat despite losing their 2nd draft pick overall Jabari Parker in December to a knee injury and trading star guard Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns in February. Kidd is the first coach in NBA history to lead two franchises to the playoffs in his first two years as a head coach. Kidd finished third in voting for the Coach of the Year Award behind Mike Budenholzer and Steve Kerr.championship .
Jason Kidd Rings| Jason Kidd Championship Ring
Jason waited 17 long years to win an NBA championship and then had to wait seven more months to finally put a ring on it. But on 25th January 2012 on a Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center, Jason and his Mavs teammates finally got that championship ring they’d all dreamed of.
Jason Kidd and several of his teammates, most notably Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, helped owner Mark Cuban pick out the design for the rings. Overall the ring contains 250 diamonds, including 31 princess-cut diamonds at the top, for the 31 years the franchise has been in existence.
The Mavs logo is at the top of the ring, wrapped by the words “World Champions.” Each ring awarded to a player features their name and number on the right side along with the one-of-a-kind Mavericks ‘M’ insignia on basketball and the NBA logo. The left side features the team’s “The Time is Now” motto from their championship season along with a diamond encrusted Larry O’ Brien championship trophy.
Jason Kidd ring
Jason Kidd Highlights
- NBA champion: 2011
- 10-time NBA All-Star: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010
- 6-time All-NBA:
- First Team: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
- Second Team: 2003
- 9-time All-Defensive Selection:
- First Team: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006
- Second Team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
- NBA co-Rookie of the Year: 1995 (with Grant Hill)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1995
- NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2003
- 5-time NBA regular season leader, assists per game: 1999 (10.8), 2000 (10.1), 2001 (9.8), 2003 (8.9), 2004 (9.2)
- 3-time NBA regular season leader, total assists: 1999 (539), 2001 (753), 2003 (711)
- NBA regular season leader, total steals: 2002 (175)
- 1992 Naismith High School Player of the Year
- USA Today and PARADE 1992 National High School Player of the Year
- 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1993–1994)
- 1994 Pac-10 Player of the Year
- Named First Team All-American as a sophomore at UC Berkeley.
- Member of the 2000 U.S.A. Dream Team which won gold at the Sydney Olympics.
- Member of the 2003 U.S.A. Basketball Men’s Senior National Team.
- Named to the USA Today All-time All-USA Second Team in 2003.
- Featured on the cover of NBA Live 2003.
- University of California jersey (5) retired in 2004.
- Gold Medal with Team USA, Tournament of Americas Olympic Qualifiers
- Named USA Basketball’s 2007 Male Athlete of the Year.
- Gold Medal with Team USA, 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
- Ranked No.28 in SLAM Magazine’s 2009 revision of the top 50 greatest players of all time (published in the August 2009 issue)
Jason Kidd Career Stats| Jason Kidd Stats
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes season in which Kidd won an NBA championship|
|*||Led the league|
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W– L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW– L %||Playoff win–loss %|
Head Coaching Stats
|Brooklyn||2013–14||82||44||38||.537||2nd in Atlantic||12||5||7||.417||Lost in Conference Semifinals|
|Milwaukee||2014–15||82||41||41||.500||3rd in Central||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|
|Milwaukee||2015–16||82||33||49||.402||5th in Central||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Milwaukee||2016–17||82||42||40||.512||2nd in Central||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|