By HoopsHype | October 18, 2013 ET
Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks (R) drives the lane during the second quarter of their NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Reuion Arena in Dallas, Texas 18 April 1995.
Dallas Mavericks’ Jason Kidd passes the ball over Detroit Pistons’ Lindsey Hunter during the first quarter at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan 23 March 1995. Kidd was voted NBA player of the week.
Phoenix Suns’ guard Jason Kidd is fouled by Detroit Pistons’ forward Don Reid during the first quarter 19 February 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona. Detroit Pistons guard Corey Beck follows the play.
John Stockton of the Utah Jazz tries to stop Jason Kidd of the Phoenix Suns, 26 April 1999 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Phoenix Suns guard Jason Kidd looks for an open teammate as Portland Trail Blazers forward Scottie Pippen defends during the first quarter 14 January 2000 in Phoenix, AZ.
Phoenix Suns guard Jason Kidd drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki during the first quarter 23 December 1999 in Phoenix, AZ.
Phoenix Suns guard Jason Kidd is congratulated by a teammate during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in game four of the Western Conference semi-finals 14 May 2000 at America West Arena in Phoenix. The Suns won 117-98.
Phoenix Suns guard Jason Kidd signals to his teammates while on offense against the San Antonio Spurs during the fourth quarter of their game 13 December, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ.
Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets awaits the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during their game at the Izod Center February 10, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New Jersey Nets’ guard Jason Kidd and forward Kenyon Martin embrace 02 May 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NY. The Nets beat the Pacers 120-109 in double-overtime to win the best-of-five first round Eastern Conference series 3-2.
Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics cross paths as Kidd goes to the free-throw line in the fourth quarter of game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals 31 May, 2002 in Boston, MA. Kidd lead the Nets to a 96-88 win to advance to the NBA Finals.
Jason Kidd #5 and Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets talk during a time out against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Continental Airlines Arena on November 15, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets drives past Baron Davis of the Charlotte Hornets during game five of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals 15 May 2002 in East Rutherford, NJ. The Nets won the game 103-95 to take the series 4-1.
The New Jersey Nets gather around Jason Kidd and celebrate against the Charlotte Hornets during game two of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals 07 May 2002 in East Rutherford, NJ. The Nets won the game 102-88 to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-game series.
Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets congratulates Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers after Game four of the 2002 NBA Finals on June 12, 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Lakers won 112-106 to sweep the series and take the 2002 championship title.
Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets tries to pass as he is surrounded by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of game two of the NBA Finals 06 June, 2003 at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets advances the ball while defended by Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the 2003 NBA Finals at Continental Airlines Arena on June 13, 2003 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Spurs won 93-83.
Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Western Conference talks to Jason Kidd #5 of the Eastern Conference at the end of the 57th NBA All-Star Game, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 17, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The East won 14-128.
Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks moves the ball against the Boston Celtics on March 20, 2008 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts with teammates Dirk Nowitzki #41 and Jason Terry #31 in the first half while taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks stands before the fallen LeBron James of the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on June 2, 2011 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks brings the ball up court against Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat in Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Brian Cardinal #35, Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki #41, Jason Kidd #2, Jason Terry #31 and Shawn Marion #0 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrate with the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy after their 105-95 win against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks at American Airlines Center on March 6, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Knicks defeated the Suns 99-97.
New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd drives around Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd smiles during a press conference to introduce the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
From left general manager Billy King, owner Mikhail Prokhorov, head coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry during a press conference to introduce the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd (left) watches from the bench with his team against the Washington Wizards in overtime at Verizon Center. The Nets won 111-106 in overtime.
Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce talks to head coach Jason Kidd in the fourth quarter of pre-season NBA game against the boston Celtics at Barclays Center.
Jason Kidd speaks during his jersey retirement ceremony before the preseason game agaisnt the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on October 17, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Jason Kidd and his family watch as his number is retired before the game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on October 17, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.