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The worldís biggest basketball stage welcomes one of greatest backcourt artists in League history...Ten-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection dons Knicks orange and blue for his 19th NBA season (two shy of League mark of 21 shared by Robert Parish and Kevin Willis)...Career averages of 13.0 ppg, 9.0 apg, 6.4 rpg, 1.95 spg and .401 shooting over 36.6 mpg in 1,315 games (1,302 starts)...1,874-5,376 (.349) career from Downtown...Career .784 FT shooter owns nine career .800-plus seasons from the line (including four of last five seasons)...Has led NBA In assists five times and owns 107 career regular season triple-doubles (third all-time)...Second on the all-time NBA career lists in both assists (11,842) and steals (2,559), 10th all-time in games played (1,315)...Knicks are his fourth team (two stints with Dallas, along with Phoenix and New Jersey)...Owns two career 40-plus scoring games (career-high 43 pts for Suns at Houston, Mar. 29, 2001; 41 for Nets at Golden State, Jan. 23, 2003)...Has recorded two 20-plus assist games, both for Mavericks (career-high 25 vs. Utah, Feb. 8, 1996; 20 vs. Phoenix, Apr. 5, 2009)...Has appeared in 80-plus games in 10 of his 18 NBA seasons, including each of prior six seasons up to lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign...Has started each of his last 671 regular season games (last time off the bench in a regular season game came on Dec. 11, 2004 for Nets at Atlanta; 17 mins, 9 pts, 0 ast)...NBA Player of the Month for Apr. 1999, Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice (Nov. 2001, Dec. 2002)...Won initial NBA Skills Challenge at 2003 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta...Has averaged 13.9 ppg and 8.5 apg in 146 career Playoff games (all starts)...Has played in three NBA Finals (with Nets in 2002 and 2003, Mavericks in 2011), leading Dallas to 2011 NBA title...Third all-time in career Playoff assists (1,239)...Has appeared in the Playoffs in each of the last 16 seasons (longest streak among active players and three years shy of NBA mark)...Two-time Olympic gold medalist (at Sydney in 2000, Beijing in 2008)...Drafted after sophomore season at Cal by Dallas in first round (second overall, following Glenn Robinson by Milwaukee) of 1994 NBA Draft...Quoting executive VP, basketball operations and GM Glen Grunwald: ďAdding a veteran NBA All-Star to our already established team was an opportunity we could not pass up. He has had a prolific career, with plenty of good basketball still ahead of him. Jason is a tremendous competitor and one of the best leaders the game has ever seen.Ē
Selected after sophomore season at Cal by Dallas in first round (second overall, following Glenn Robinson by Milwaukee) of 1994 NBA Draft...Traded to Phoenix with Tony Dumas and Loren Meyer for Sam Cassell, Michael Finley, A.C. Green and a second round draft pick, Dec. 26, 1996...Traded to New Jersey with Chris Dudley for Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake, Jul. 18, 2001...Traded to Dallas with Malik Allen and Antoine Wright for Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, Keith Van Horn, Maurice Ager, DeSagana Diop and two first round draft picks, Feb. 19, 2008...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2009; re-signed by Dallas, Jul. 11, 2009...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2012; signed by New York, Jul. 12, 2012.
Among The All-Timers:
Springfield-caliber career numbers place him prominently among the greatest of the great in NBA history...Second on the all-time NBA list in both assists (11,842, behind John Stocktonís 15,806) and steals (2,559, to Stocktonís 3,265)...Ranks 10th all-time in NBA games played with 1,315 (Moses Malone is ninth with 1,329; Gary Payton is eighth with 1,335)...His 1,874 3PT FGM rank third all-time in NBA annals (to Ray Allenís 2,718 and Reggie Millerís 2,560), and his 5,376 3PT attempts rank third all-time as well (Allen 6,788, Miller 6,486)...Entered the season as the 77th leading career scorer in NBA history (17,071 pts)...Ranks fourth all-time in career minutes (48,068)...The 2012-13 season marks J-Kiddís 19th NBA campaign, just two shy of the League mark of 21 shared by Robert Parish and Kevin Willis.
Among The Actives:
Jason entered the 2012-13 season as the NBAís active leader in games played (1,315), assists (11,842), steals (2,559), triple-doubles (107) and minutes played (48,068)...Second among actives in 3PT FGM (1,874 to Ray Allenís 2,718) and 3PT FGA (5,376, to Allenís 6,788)...Ranks 11th among actives in total points (17,071).
Has earned All-NBA honors six times (First Team in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004; Second Team in 2003)...Nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection (First Team in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2006; Second Team in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007)...Ten-time NBA All-Star and five-time starter (including five straight All-Star appearances from 2000-04)...Has averaged 6.4 ppg and 7.7 apg in nine All-Star Game appearances (selected by coaches for í07 Game in Las Vegas, but DNP due to lower back strain)...NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (with Detroitís Grant Hill) and All-Rookie First Team in 1995...Winner of 2010-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award (Joe Dumars Trophy).
Has made the triple-double his career trademark over the past two decades...Enters the 2012-13 season with 107 career regular season triple-doubles, good for third place all-time...Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson has been credited with 181 career triple-doubles, while Hall of Famer Magic Johnson recorded 138 in the post-1979 era (when the stat was first charted League-wide)...J-Kidd recorded at least one triple double in each of his first 17 NBA seasons (single-season highs of 13 triple-doubles in 2007-08, 12 in 2006-07), before he was shut out in 2011-12...Limited to 48 games due to injury and the lockout-shortened schedule, the 2011-12 campaign marked the first season in Jasonís NBA career in which he did not record a triple-double...Last regular season triple-double came on Mar. 1, 2011 for Mavs at Philadelphia (13 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast). ..Entered the 2012-13 season having gone 68 regular season games without a triple-double...Has also recorded 11 Playoff triple-doubles.
Among NBAís most prolific all-time three-point artists with 1,874-5,376 (.349) career from Downtown...Third on all-time NBA career lists in both 3PT FGM (1,874) and 3PT FGA (5,376)...Has recorded ten 100-plus home run seasons (career-high 176-414, .425 for Mavs in 2009-10), including 100-plus homers in nine of the last 11 seasons...Owns two career four-point plays, both as a Net (one regular season, one Playoffs): Mar. 29, 2003 vs. Warriors, and Apr. 20, 2004 vs. Knicks (Game Two of First Round)
On The Leader Board:
Has led the NBA in assists five times (career-high 10.8 in 1998-99, 10.1 in 1999-2000, 9.8 in 2000-01, 8.9 in 2002-03, 9.2 in 2003-04)...Ranked among NBA Top 10 in assists in each of his first 17 pro seasons (missed in 2011-12 with Mavs as he was limited to 48 games due to injury)...Has ranked among NBA Top 10 in steals 12 times, including three of last four seasons...Finished third in NBA in steals twice (2.13 in 2001-02, 1.98 in 2008-09).
In The Playoffs:
Over 146 career Playoff games (all starts), has averaged 13.9 ppg, 8.5 apg and .394 FG percentage over 40.0 mpg...Has played in three NBA Finals (with Nets in 2002 and 2003, Mavericks in 2011), and helped lead Dallas to 2011 NBA title...233-716 (.325) from Downtown in the Playoffs...On the all-time career NBA Playoff lists, ranks third in assists (1,239), eighth in steals (290) and seventh in 3PT FGM (233)...Among active players, ranks first in Playoff assists (1,239), second in steals (290), fifth in 3PT FGM (233) and fifth in games played (146)...Has led his team to the post-season in each of the last 16 seasons, the longest streak among active players and just three years shy of the all-time NBA record for consecutive Playoff appearances: 19 straight by both John Stockton (1984-85 thru 2002-03) and Karl Malone (1985-86 thru 2003-04)...Has recorded 11 Playoff triple-doubles (Last on May 12, 2007 for Nets vs. Cleveland in Game Three of East Semis; 23 pts, 13 reb, 14 ast).
Capped his 17th NBA season by winning his first championship ring, quarterbacking Mavericks to storybook 2010-11 NBA title...Averaged 7.9 ppg, 8.2 apg (eighth in NBA), 1.68 spg (seventh) and shot .361 over 33.2 mpg in 80 regular season games (all starts)...Season-highs 21 pts on Jan. 19 vs. Lakers, 18 assists on Oct 27 vs. Bobcats...Had 26 double-figure assist games...Recorded two regular season triple-doubles: Dec. 30 vs. Spurs (12 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast) and Mar. 1 at Philadelphia (13 pts, 10 reb, 13 ast)...Started all 21 Mavs Playoff games with 9.3 ppg and 7.3 apg over 35.4 mpg...Had five double-figure Playoff assist games...Averaged 7.7 ppg and 6.3 apg in The Finals vs. Miami...In The Finals, had 10 assists in Game Three, then had nine points and eight assists in Game Six clincher at Miami (Jun. 12).
2011-12 (Mavs): Averaged career-lows 6.2 ppg, 5.5 apg with .363 shooting (99-273 FGA) over 28.7 mpg in 48 games (all starts) in injury-shortened season...Went 79-223 (.354) from Downtown, 22-28 FTA (.786)...Season Highs: Points: 15 (Mar. 6 vs. Knicks); Assists: 12 (Apr. 12 at Golden State); Rebounds: 10, twice...After appearing in at least 80 games in each of the prior six seasons, played in 48 of the 66 contests in lockout-shortened season and thus was ineligible for NBA Leader Board (failed to rank among NBA Top 10 in assists for the first time in his career)...Had six double-figure assist games, led Mavs in assists 33 times...Failed to record a triple-double for the first time in his NBA career...Helped lead Mavs to win over Knicks, Mar. 6, with season-high 15 points (4-9 FGA, 3-6 from Downtown) and six assists...Mavs season-high 12 assists at Golden State, Apr. 12...Missed a total of 14 games due to injury (six with right calf strain, four with lower back injury, four with right groin strain)...DNP (rest) in four late-season contests...In The Playoffs: Started all four games as Mavs were swept in four straight by Thunder in first round, with 11.5 ppg, 6.0 apg and 14-41 FGA (.341) over 36.0 mpg...Had a career Playoff-high seven steals in Game One loss, with eight points (2-8 FGA), Apr. 28...Series highs 16 points (4-8 from Downtown) and eight assists in Game Four finale, May 5.
1994-95: Named co-NBA Rookie of the Year along with Detroitís Grant Hill...One of three times the NBA Rookie voting ended in a tie (Dave Cowens and Geoff Petrie in 1970-71, Steve Francis and Elton Brand in 1999-2000)...1995-96: Dished off a career-high 25 assists (five shy of NBA mark) for Mavs vs. Jazz, Feb. 8, 1996...1996-97: Missed 21 games due to hairline fracture of right collarbone and sterno-clavicular joint sprain suffered in his first game with Phoenix following mid-season trade from Dallas (Dec. 28, 1996 at Vancouver)...1998-99: Dished off a career-high 10.8 apg for Suns...1999-2000: Suffered a fractured medial malleolus, left ankle, on Mar. 22, 2000 vs. Kings and missed the remainder of the regular season (returned during the Playoffs, playing in six of Sunsí nine post-season games)...2000-01: Final season in Phoenix was highlighted by career-high 43 points at Houston, Mar. 29, 2001...2001-02: In first season in New Jersey, led Nets to first of back-to-back Eastern crowns, finishing second in NBA MVP voting (Tim Duncan)...2002-03: Scored a career-high 18.7 ppg in leading Nets to second straight East title. ..Finished ninth in NBA MVP voting as Duncan won for second straight year...Rang up his second career 40-plus scoring game with 41 at Golden State, Jan. 23, 2003...2007-08: Notched single-season career high 13 triple-doubles for Nets-Mavs (traded to Dallas on Feb. 19, 2008)...2008-09: Recorded 10,000th career assist on Mar. 1, 2009 vs. Raptors...Notched his second career 20-plus assist game on Apr. 5, 2009 vs. Suns (20).
As An Olympian:
Two-time Olympic gold medalist for U.S. squads at Sydney in 2000 and Beijing in 2008...Owns a total of five gold medals in international competition (three from Olympic qualifying tournaments, two from Olympics)...Owns a 56-0 international record in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition games...In 2000, served as tri-captain for gold medal-winning U.S. squad at Sydney with 6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 4.4 apg...In 2008, served as co-captain of U.S. Olympic squad and averaged 1.6 ppg and 2.0 apg over 13.5 mpg in eight games at Beijing.
Winner of 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award (Joe Dumars Trophy) as voted by NBA players. Received 93 first-place votes (2,501 total pts) out of a possible 334. In Jasonís behalf, the NBA made a $10,000 donation to The Jason Kidd Foundation, which is dedicated to improving education among the youth, by ensuring that kids of all ages have the tools needed to succeed in life through mentoring, tutoring and technology programs...Founded The Jason Kidd Foundation in 1996 to provide funding to childrenís medical research and other charities that support the needs and interests of children...Formed Jason Kidd Basketball Scholarship Fund at Cal and St. Joseph of Notre Dame High School (Alameda, Cal.)...In the spring of 2009, participated in a bone marrow drive to help raise awareness of the importance of being a bone marrow donor...During the 2008 holiday season, took kids from the Dallas Childrenís Advocacy Center to Toys ĎR Us to shop for gifts.
As A Collegian:
Averaged 14.9 ppg and 8.4 apg with .468 shooting in two years at Cal...First Team All-America selection by Associated Press, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers as a sophomore in 1993-94, when he led the nation with 9.1 assists; first Cal player to earn such recognition since 1968 (Russ Critchfield)...1993-94 Pac-10 Player of the Year (first sophomore to win award); finalist for 1993-94 Naismith and Wooden Awards...Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1992-93. . Cal retired his No. 5 on Feb. 14, 2004.
Personal: Jason Frederick Kidd...Has six children: Jason, Cheyenne, T.J. and twins, Miah, Jazelle and Chance...Led St. Joseph of Notre Dame High School to consecutive California Division 1 state titles with combined 63-6 mark (1990-92)...Two-time California Player of the Year and all-time prep career assists leader (1,155)...Won Naismith Award as nationís top high school player as a senior...While growing up in Oakland, played basketball in the same neighborhood as Gary Payton and Brian Shaw...Lists his favorite movie as A Bronx Tale and his favorite actor as Don Cheadle...For news and community updates, visit www.jasonkidd.com.
|Jason Frederick Kidd...Has six children: Jason, Cheyenne, T.J. and twins, Miah, Jazelle and Chance...Led St. Joseph of Notre Dame High School to consecutive California Division 1 state titles with combined 63-6 mark (1990-92)...Two-time California Player of the Year and all-time prep career assists leader (1,155)...Won Naismith Award as nationís top high school player as a senior...While growing up in Oakland, played basketball in the same neighborhood as Gary Payton and Brian Shaw...Lists his favorite movie as A Bronx Tale and his favorite actor as Don Cheadle...For news and community updates, visit www.jasonkidd.com.|