97 Facts About Jason Kidd


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


Jason Kidd won an NBA championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks and was a two-time gold medal winner in the Olympics with the US national team in 2000 and 2008.


Jason Kidd was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


In October 2021, Jason Kidd was honored as one of the league's greatest players of all time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.


Jason Kidd played college basketball for the California Golden Bears and was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft.


Jason Kidd was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season with the Mavericks, along with Grant Hill.


Jason Kidd led the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003.


At age 38, Jason Kidd won his only NBA championship when Dallas defeated Miami in the 2011 finals.


Jason Kidd finished his playing career in 2013 with the New York Knicks.


Jason Kidd was born in San Francisco, and raised in an upper middle class section of Oakland.


Jason Kidd attended the East Oakland Youth Development Center and frequented the city courts of Oakland, where he often found himself pitted against future NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton.


At St Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, under the guidance of coach Frank LaPorte, Jason Kidd led the Pilots to consecutive state championships, averaging 25 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 7 steals his senior season.


The all-time prep leader in assists and the state's seventh-highest career scorer, Jason Kidd was voted California Player of the Year for the second time and a McDonald's All-American.


On January 31,2012, Jason Kidd was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All Americans.


Jason Kidd's 110 steals set an NCAA record for most steals by a freshman and set school record for most steals in a season, while his 220 assists that season was a school record.


Jason Kidd's play was a key factor in the resurgence of Cal basketball and helped the Golden Bears earn an NCAA Tournament bid, where they upset two-time defending national champion Duke in the second round of that tournament before losing to Kansas in the Sweet 16.


Jason Kidd continued his success as a sophomore, tallying averages of 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 9.1 assists, breaking his previous school record for most assists in a season with 272, while leading the nation in that category.


Jason Kidd was selected a First Team All-American, the first Cal player to be so named since 1968, as well as Pac-10 Player of the Year, becoming the first sophomore to receive that honor.


Jason Kidd was named a finalist for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards as college basketball's top player and subsequently opted to enter the NBA draft in 1994.


Jason 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.


Jason Kidd was a member of the "Three J's" in Dallas along with Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn.


Jason Kidd's continued problems with the coaches affected the Mavericks' decision to trade their young star just in his third season in the league.


Jason Kidd led the NBA with seven triple-doubles and was second in the NBA with 41.2 minutes per game.


Jason Kidd, who broke his ankle late in the regular season, returned during the playoffs to help his team to beat the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and advance to the second round for the first time in his career.


Jason Kidd took on more of the offensive load after his teammates encouraged him to be more selfish.


Jason Kidd recorded 30-plus points six times on the year and five times in the last 19 games.


On June 28,2001, after five seasons in Phoenix in which the team made the playoffs each year, Jason Kidd was traded, along with Chris Dudley, to the New Jersey Nets for Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman, and Soumaila Samake.


Jason Kidd was voted to the All-NBA First Team and finished second to the Spurs' Tim Duncan in MVP voting.


Jason Kidd scored 20 of his then playoffs-best 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtimes.


However, the Nets then won three consecutive games, while Jason Kidd averaged a triple double for the entire series.


Jason Kidd had his highest scoring season with 18.7 points per game and led the league in assists with 8.9 per game.


However, Jason Kidd elected to stay with the Nets on a 6-year, $99 million deal.


Jason Kidd went scoreless in the decisive Game 7, while playing with a serious knee injury.


On July 1,2004, Jason Kidd underwent microfracture surgery to repair a damaged knee.


Jason Kidd was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the fourth time in his career.


However, Jason Kidd missed the game because of a strained back and was replaced on the roster by Joe Johnson.


Jason Kidd joined Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double in multiple playoff series.


Jason Kidd became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire postseason.


Jason Kidd was voted by the fans to start in the 2008 All-Star game in New Orleans as a guard along with Dwyane Wade.


On January 28,2008, Jason Kidd revealed that his agent had been talking to the Nets' front office about a trade.


On February 19,2008, Jason Kidd was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the team that originally drafted him.


The Mavericks hoped that Jason Kidd would provide leadership to the team that for years had been labelled as weak mentally and help Dallas and its franchise-player Dirk Nowitzki to win their first ever NBA Championship.


Jason Kidd finished the season ranked third in the league in steals with 2.0 per game, his best average in six years.


Jason Kidd's season ended there as the Mavs lost to the Denver Nuggets in five games.


On July 5,2009, Jason Kidd verbally committed to re-signing with the Mavericks after being pursued heavily by the New York Knicks.


Jason Kidd did not speak to reporters after Games 5 and 6 and skipped the team's final meeting.


Jason Kidd won the NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks on June 12,2011, defeating NBA All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.


Jason Kidd sparked the Mavericks' impressive run with a total of 42 points in the first two playoff games against the Portland Trail Blazers.


The Mavs then swept the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, with Jason Kidd successfully guarding Kobe Bryant in decisive moments of close games 1 and 3.


At various points, Jason Kidd was called upon to defend superstars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.


Jason Kidd averaged 9.3 points, 7.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game during the Mavericks' 21-game championship run.


On May 3,2012, Jason Kidd won his first NBA Sportsmanship Award.


On July 12,2012, Jason Kidd signed with the New York Knicks.


Jason Kidd was expected to act as a mentor to Jeremy Lin but after Lin left to the Houston Rockets, it was assumed that Jason Kidd would serve as a backup to Raymond Felton at the point guard position.


Jason Kidd struggled during the playoffs, when he was held without a field goal in his last 10 playoff games.


Jason Kidd retired on June 3,2013, after one season with the Knicks and 19 seasons in the NBA.


Jason Kidd's announcement came two days after 1995 co-Rookie of the Year Grant Hill retired.


On June 12,2013, Kidd was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, replacing interim coach P J Carlesimo.


In September 2013, Jason Kidd bought a minority ownership stake in the team.


Jason Kidd was suspended for the first two games of the season after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge stemming from an incident in July 2012.


On February 3,2014, Jason Kidd was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January.


Jason Kidd became the fourth coach overall to win both Player of the Month and Coach of the Month honors.


Jason Kidd became the second coach, after Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns, to win both honors with the same team.


Jason Kidd is the 19th rookie head coach in the league's history to coach his team in a decisive Game 7 on the road, and became the first one to win it.


On July 1,2014, the Milwaukee Bucks secured Jason Kidd's coaching rights from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for two second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019.


The move did not come without controversy, as it was reported that Jason Kidd had been seeking more management power over the Nets' general manager Billy King and after being denied began talks with the Bucks even though they still had a coach under contract in Larry Drew.


Jason Kidd later stated that he felt the Nets truly did not want him nor were they committed to building a contender.


Jason Kidd is the first coach in NBA history to lead two franchises to the playoffs in his first two years as a head coach.


Jason Kidd finished third in voting for the Coach of the Year Award behind Mike Budenholzer and Steve Kerr.


On December 20,2015, it was reported that Jason Kidd would be out indefinitely as he would undergo hip surgery on December 21.


Jason Kidd had his projected starting unit available for just several minutes during the season.


On July 31,2019, Jason Kidd was hired as an assistant coach by the Los Angeles Lakers.


Jason Kidd would go on to win his second NBA championship when the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in 6 games in the 2020 NBA Finals.


On June 28,2021, Jason Kidd was hired as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.


Jason Kidd was the only freshman chosen to take part in Team USA's 10-member team.


Jason Kidd tied for team highs in assists per game with 4.0, and steals per game with 1.4.


Jason Kidd had averages of 8.4 points per game, and 4.2 rebounds per game.


Jason Kidd averaged 7.4 PPG, 6.8 APG, 4.4 RPG, 2.7 SPG and again led the team in APG and SPG.


In 2000, Jason Kidd was appointed as one of Team USA's tri-captains for the 2000 Olympics at Sydney.


Jason Kidd had averages of 6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and had team highs of 4.4 apg, and 1.1 spg.


In November 2002, Jason Kidd was selected to participate in the 2002 USA Basketball Men's World Championship Team.


Jason Kidd came back the next year and participated at the 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico.


Jason Kidd started all 10 games and had averages of 3.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.9 apg, and 1.2 spg.


However, Jason Kidd again had to withdraw from the 2004 Olympic team due to another injury.


In 2007, Jason Kidd participated in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007.


Jason Kidd had averages of 1.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.6 apg, and 1.3 spg.


Jason Kidd led the entire tournament with assist-to-turnover ratio of 9.20.


In 2008, Jason Kidd participated in the 2008 Olympics where the team yet again went undefeated in winning their first gold medal since the 2000 Olympics.


Jason Kidd retired second all-time in NBA history in both assists and steals behind John Stockton.


Jason Kidd finished his career with averages of 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 1,391 regular season games.


Jason Kidd impacted games with his accurate passes and by involving his teammates; scoring was not his focus.


Jason Kidd considered his NBA championship with Dallas and his two gold medals in the Olympics as tied for the top highlights of his career, followed by the co-Rookie of the Year he shared with Grant Hill.


Jason Kidd completed the mandatory counseling and continued to attend on his own.


On January 9,2007, Jason Kidd filed for divorce, citing "extreme cruelty" during their relationship.


Jason Kidd contended intense jealousy, paranoia, and the threat of "false domestic abuse claims" to the police as reasons for the divorce.


On September 10,2011, Jason Kidd married Porschla Coleman, a former model.


On July 15,2012, Jason Kidd was arrested by Southampton Town police and charged with the misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated.