Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King's Statement on Jason Kidd
Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King released the following statement regarding the retirement of Jason Kidd:
“Jason Kidd was the captain of the Nets during their most successful period in the NBA, and is considered the greatest player in the Nets’ NBA history. On behalf of the entire Brooklyn Nets organization, we congratulate him on his Hall of Fame career.”
Kidd, who captained the Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, played in 506 games over six and a half seasons for New Jersey, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game. Throughout his tenure with the Nets, Kidd led the team to six consecutive playoff appearances, including two Eastern Conference Championships and four Atlantic Division titles. As a Net, Kidd was selected as an NBA All-Star five times while being named to an All-NBA team three times and an NBA All-Defensive team six times. In Nets all-time NBA history, Kidd currently ranks 1st in assists and steals and 4th in points and rebounds. In 78 playoff games, Kidd holds career Nets records for points, assists, rebounds, steals, field goals made/attempted, three point field goals made/attempted, minutes and games played.