Basketball
Jason Kidd Retires After 19 Years
By Luis Cuevas
Jun 4, 2013 - 6:10:55 PM

NEW YORK—On Tuesday, June 4, Jason Kidd announced his retirement bringing his 19-year career in the NBA to an end. At 40, Kidd had previously discussed with the New York Knicks about playing another year, but he decided now was the time to hang it up.

 
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Jason Kidd

 

Kidd leaves the NBA with a sure chance at making the Hall Of Fame. He led the league in assists five times, also a 10 time all-star and finished second all time in steals and assists behind John Stockton. He has two Olympic gold medals with the USA team and a NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.

 

Ending his career as one of the all-time best passing and rebounding point guards for the NBA, Kidd has had more triple doubles than every player other than Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson with 107. He averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 1,391 regular-season games. Drafted in 1994, he also shared the rookie of the year award with Grant Hill.



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