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Jason Kidd
Kidd as the Brooklyn Nets head coach in 2014
Los Angeles Lakers
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born March 23, 1973 (1973-03-23) (age 48)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
High school St. Joseph Notre Dame
(Alameda, California)
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College California (1992–1994)
NBA Draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1994–2013
Coaching career 2013–present
League NBA
Career history
As player:
1994–1996 Dallas Mavericks
1996–2001 Phoenix Suns
2001–2008 New Jersey Nets
2008–2012 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 New York Knicks
As coach:
2013–2014 Brooklyn Nets
2014–2018 Milwaukee Bucks
2019–present Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • NBA champion (2011)
  • 10× NBA All-Star (1996, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • 5× All-NBA First Team (1999–2002, 2004)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2003)
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999, 2001, 2002, 2006)
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2003–2005, 2007)
  • NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (1995)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
  • 5× NBA assists leader (1999–2001, 2003, 2004)
  • 2× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2012, 2013)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2007)
  • No. 5 retired by Brooklyn Nets
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1994)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1993)
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year (1994)
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1993)
  • NCAA season assists leader (1994)
  • NCAA season steals leader (1993)
  • No. 5 retired by California Golden Bears
  • National high school player of the year (1992)
  • McDonald's All-American (1992)
  • 2× First-team Parade All-American (1991, 1992)
  • 2× California Mr. Basketball (1991, 1992)

As assistant coach:

  • NBA champion (2020)
Career NBA statistics
Points 17,529 (12.6 ppg)
Rebounds 8,725 (6.3 rpg)
Assists 12,091 (8.7 apg)

Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Playing point guard in the NBA, Kidd was a 10-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. He 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 U.S. national team in 2000 and 2008. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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. He was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season with the Mavericks, along with Grant Hill. Then, from 1996 to 2001, Kidd played for the Phoenix Suns and later for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008. He led the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances 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 finals. He finished his playing career in 2013 with the New York Knicks. 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.

Kidd's 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. He ranks second on the NBA all-time lists in career assists and steals and ninth in 3-point field goals made.

Career statistics

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 Dallas 79 79 33.8 .385 .272 .698 5.4 7.7 1.9 .3 11.7
1995–96 Dallas 81 81 37.5 .381 .336 .692 6.8 9.7 2.2 .3 16.6
1996–97 Dallas 22 22 36.0 .369 .323 .667 4.1 9.1 2.0 .4 9.9
1996–97 Phoenix 33 23 35.5 .423 .400 .688 4.8 9.0 2.4 .4 11.6
1997–98 Phoenix 82* 82* 38.0 .416 .313 .799 6.2 9.1 2.0 .3 11.6
1998–99 Phoenix 50* 50* 41.2 .444 .366 .757 6.8 10.8* 2.3 .4 16.9
1999–00 Phoenix 67 67 39.0 .409 .337 .829 7.2 10.1* 2.0 .4 14.3
2000–01 Phoenix 77 76 39.8 .411 .297 .814 6.4 9.8* 2.2 .3 16.9
2001–02 New Jersey 82 82 37.3 .391 .321 .814 7.3 9.9 2.1 .2 14.7
2002–03 New Jersey 80 80 37.4 .414 .341 .841 6.3 8.9* 2.2 .3 18.7
2003–04 New Jersey 67 66 36.6 .384 .321 .827 6.4 9.2* 1.8 .2 15.5
2004–05 New Jersey 66 65 36.9 .398 .360 .740 7.4 8.3 1.9 .1 14.4
2005–06 New Jersey 80 80 37.2 .404 .352 .795 7.3 8.4 1.9 .4 13.3
2006–07 New Jersey 80 80 36.7 .406 .343 .778 8.2 9.2 1.6 .3 13.0
2007–08 New Jersey 51 51 37.2 .366 .356 .820 8.1 10.4 1.5 .3 11.3
2007–08 Dallas 29 29 34.9 .426 .461 .815 6.5 9.5 2.1 .4 9.9
2008–09 Dallas 81 81 35.6 .416 .406 .819 6.2 8.7 2.0 .5 9.0
2009–10 Dallas 80 80 36.0 .423 .425 .808 5.6 9.1 1.8 .4 10.3
2010–11† Dallas 80 80 33.2 .361 .340 .870 4.4 8.2 1.7 .4 7.9
2011–12 Dallas 48 48 28.7 .363 .354 .786 4.1 5.5 1.7 .2 6.2
2012–13 New York 76 48 26.9 .372 .351 .833 4.3 3.3 1.6 .3 6.0
Career 1,391 1,350 36.0 .400 .349 .785 6.3 8.7 1.9 .3 12.6
All-Star 9 5 23.2 .525 .478 .833 3.4 7.7 2.7 .0 6.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997 Phoenix 5 5 41.4 .396 .364 .526 6.0 9.8 2.2 .4 12.0
1998 Phoenix 4 4 42.8 .379 .000 .813 5.8 7.8 4.0 .5 14.3
1999 Phoenix 3 3 42.0 .419 .250 .714 2.3 10.3 1.7 .3 15.0
2000 Phoenix 6 6 38.2 .400 .364 .778 6.7 8.8 1.8 .2 9.8
2001 Phoenix 4 4 41.5 .319 .235 .750 6.0 13.3 2.0 .0 14.3
2002 New Jersey 20 20 40.2 .415 .189 .808 8.2 9.1 1.7 .4 19.6
2003 New Jersey 20 20 42.6 .402 .327 .825 7.7 8.2 1.8 .2 20.1
2004 New Jersey 11 11 43.1 .333 .208 .811 6.6 9.0 2.3 .5 12.6
2005 New Jersey 4 4 45.5 .388 .367 .545 9.0 7.3 2.5 .0 17.3
2006 New Jersey 11 11 40.9 .371 .300 .826 7.6 9.6 1.5 .2 12.0
2007 New Jersey 12 12 40.3 .432 .420 .520 10.9 10.9 1.8 .4 14.6
2008 Dallas 5 5 36.0 .421 .462 .625 6.4 6.8 1.4 .4 8.6
2009 Dallas 10 10 38.6 .458 .447 .850 5.8 5.9 2.2 .3 11.4
2010 Dallas 6 6 40.5 .304 .321 .917 6.8 7.0 2.3 .2 8.0
2011† Dallas 21 21 35.4 .398 .374 .800 4.5 7.3 1.9 .5 9.3
2012 Dallas 4 4 36.0 .341 .346 .900 6.0 6.0 3.0 .3 11.5
2013 New York 12 0 20.6 .120 .176 1.000 3.5 2.0 1.0 .3 .9
Career 158 146 38.5 .391 .322 .781 6.7 8.0 1.9 .3 12.9

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1992–93 California 29 31.8 .463 .286 .657 4.9 7.7 3.8 .3 13.0
1993–94 California 30 35.1 .472 .362 .692 6.9 9.1 3.1 .3 16.7
Career 59 33.5 .468 .333 .677 5.9 8.4 3.5 .3 14.9

Head coaching record

Legend
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 %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
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
Milwaukee 2017–18 45 23 22 .511 (fired)
Career 373 183 190 .491   24 9 15 .375  
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