Jason Kidd Gone From the NBA
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New York Knicks star says good bye to basketball after nearly two decades.
NBA point guard Jason Kidd has announced his retirement from basketball after 19 seasons.
Kidd made public his decision to retreat from playing basketball earlier today.
“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” said Kidd in a statement. “As I reflect on my time with the four teams I represented in the NBA, I look back fondly at every season and than each and every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court.”
Kidd, 40, won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks as well as two Olympic gold metals. He is also second on the career list in assists and steals and was a 10-time All Star player.
The future Hall of Fame player was drafted by the Mavericks in 1994 and also played for the Phoenix Suns, New Jersey (now the Brooklyn) Nets, and the New York Knicks.
“Veteran leadership on and off the court was a huge factor for our team that recorded 54 victories and an Atlantic Division crown,” said Mike Woodson, Knicks coach. “Jason provided an incredible voice inside out locker room and I considered it an honor to say I coached him.”
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