JASON KIDD AND
East Rutherford, NJ- Nets guards Jason Kidd and Vince Carter have been named as reserves on the 2007 Eastern Conference All-Star Team, as selected by the Eastern Conference head coaches. Kidd and Carter will participate in the 56th NBA All-Star Game, held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.
“It is an honor to be selected to the All-Star Team,” said Kidd. “I want to thank all of the coaches who voted for me.”
“It's always a pleasure to be an All-Star,” said Carter. “I want to thank the coaches for their support.”
An All-Star for the eighth time in his career (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007), Jason Kidd, has been voted as a starter three times (1996, 2000, 2001) and as a reserve five times. He has averages of 8.0 ppg and 8.3 apg in his previous seven All-Star contests. He currently ranks tied for 1st in All-Star Game history in three-point field goals made (11), 6th in steals (19) and 7th in assists (58). This season, Kidd is averaging 14.9 ppg, a conference leading 8.8 apg and a career-high 8.2 rpg through the first 46 games of the season.
Vince Carter has been selected to his eighth All-Star team (2000 through 2007). Carter has been chosen by the fans as an All-Star starter in six of his eight All-Star appearances (2000 through 2005), but was unable to participate in the 2002 All-Star Game due to injury and deferred his starting assignment to Michael Jordan in the 2003 game. In six All-Star contests Carter has averaged 10.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. This season Carter is averaging a team high 25.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 4.4 apg in 46 games.
“This will mark the third time in Nets history that the team will be represented by two players at the All-Star Game (1994: Derrick Coleman/Kenny Anderson; 2004: Jason Kidd/Kenyon Martin).
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