Playing point guard was his specialty, and few did it better than Jason Kidd.
Compiling a 19-year NBA playing career, Kidd left the game recognized as one of the greatest assist-rebounding guards. A 10-time NBA All-Star who led the league in assists five times, he completed his standout NBA career ranked second all-time in assists (12,091) and steals (2,684). The guard also retired ranked third on the NBA's career made 3-point field goals (1,988) and minutes played (500,111) lists. He was a five-time All-NBA first team selection and was voted to the NBA's all-defensive first or second team nine times. Kidd recorded 107 career triple-doubles in 19 seasons, the second most in NBA history. He averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 1.9 steals in his 19 NBA seasons and helped lead the Dallas Mavericks to the 2011 NBA Championship.
Playing six summers for USA Basketball teams, national teams with Kidd a member compiled a 61-2 overall win-loss record and were 46-0 in FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions while winning two Olympic gold medals and three Tournament of the Americas golds.
The USA's senior statesman at the age of 35 at the 2008 Olympic Games, Kidd's veteran leadership helped the revered "Redeem Team" finish 8-0 and recapture Olympic gold. Making his first Olympic appearance in 2000, he helped the U.S. to gold and led the squad in assists and was tied for the team-high in steals.
All told, the No. 2 1995 NBA draft selection compiled 241 points (4.2 ppg.), 231 rebounds (3.6 rpg.), 291 assists (4.5 apg.) and 95 steals (1.5 spg.) while playing for USA Basketball teams.
Following his playing days, Kidd became head coach of the NBA New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks and currently is an assistant coach for the 2020 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Gold Medals: 2008 Olympics; 2000 Olympics; 1999 Tournament of the Americas; 2003; Tournament of the Americas; and 2007 Tournament of the Americas.
Played for six USA Basketball teams and compiled a perfect 46-0 record in the five FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions he was part of, including gold at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics and the 1999, 2003 and 2007 FIBA Americas Championships. As a collegian he was named to the 1993 Team USA squad that played five games against European National Teams.
Finished as the USA assist leader for five USA teams including: 2003 USA Tournament of the Americas Team, 2000 U.S. Olympic Team, 2000 USA National Team, 1999 USA Tournament of the Americas Team and 1993 Team USA.
Wore No. 5 with the 2000 and 2008 U.S. Olympic teams.
Member of the gold medalist 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished with a perfect 8-0 record. Played and started all eight games, averaged 1.6 ppg., 2.6 rpg. and 2.0 apg. Shot 85.7% (6-7 FGs) from the field and 50.0% from 3-point.
During the USA National Team's 2008 five-game pre-Olympic exhibition tour, played and started in all five games, averaged 1.0 ppg., 2.0 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.0 spg.
Member of the gold-medal winning 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that finished with a perfect 8-0 record. Played in eight games, started four games, averaged 6.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg., a team-leading 4.4 apg. and a team-leading (tie) 1.1 spg. Shot 51.6% from the field, 50.0% from 3-point and 80.0% from the foul line.
During the USA National Team's 2000 five-game, pre-Olympic exhibition tour, played in all five games, started in three games, averaged 5.0 ppg., 3.4 rpg., a team-leading 5.4 apg. and a team-leading (tie) 1.8 spg. Shot 52.4% from the field and was 3-of-3 from the foul line.
Member of 2007 USA Tournament of the Americas Team that finished 10-0, captured the gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Played in all 10 games, started in nine games, averaged 1.8 ppg., 3.3 rpg., a team second-best 4.6 apg. and 1.3 spg. Shot 60.0% from the field, 62.5% from 3-point and 50.0% from the foul line.
Played for the USA White Team in the 2007 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas. Recorded two points, six rebounds, a team-best eight assists and two steals in 23 minutes of action as the White fell 105-104 to the USA Blue Team.
Member of 2003 USA Tournament of the Americas Team that finished 10-0, captured the gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Played and started in all 10 games, averaged 3.4 ppg., 2.7 rpg., a team-best 5.0 apg. and 1.2 spg. Shot 36.1% from the field and 85.7% from the foul line.
Member of the 2003 USA National Team that defeated Puerto Rico 101-74 in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden. Recorded two points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Member of 1999 USA Tournament of the Americas Team that finished 10-0, captured the gold medal and qualified the United States for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Played and started in all 10 games, averaged 7.4 ppg., 4.4 rpg., a team-best 6.8 apg. and a team-best 2.7 spg. Shot 54.8% from the field and 50.0% from the foul line.
Member of the 1999 USA National Team that defeated Canada 97-69 in an exhibition game. Recorded eight points, tied for the team-high with eight rebounds and added team-highs of nine assists and five steals.
Member of 1993 Team USA, a squad of the nation's top collegians. Team USA finished 3-2 playing national teams from Belgium, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. Played in all five games, averaged 8.4 ppg., 4.2 rpg., a team-leading 4.0 apg. and a team-leading (tie) 1.4 spg. Shot 50.0% from the field and 46.2% from the foul line. Recorded a team best 20-points in an overtime loss to Spain (85-83).
In U.S. men's Olympic career records: ranks tied for fourth in most games played (16), ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (50.0%) and 10th for most assists (51).
Played 19 NBA seasons, including nine seasons (1994-95 – 1996-97 and 2007-08 - 2011-12) with the Dallas Mavericks, seven seasons (2001-02 - 2008-08) with the New Jersey Nets, five seasons (1996-97 - 2000-01) with the Phoenix Suns and one season (2012-13) with the New York Knicks.
Played in 1,391 regular season games, started 1,350 games, compiled 50,111 (36.0 mpg.) minutes, 17,529 points (12.6 ppg.), 8,724 rebounds (6.3 rpg.), 12,091 assists (8.7 apg.) and 2,684 steals (1.9 spg.). Shot 40.0% (6,219-15,556 FGs) from the field, 34.9% (1,988-5,702 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 78.5% (3,103-3,954 FTs) from the foul line.
Ranks second all-time in the NBA for assists, second in steals, fifth in minutes played, 10th in made 3-point field goals, 10th in attempted 3-point field goals, 11th in games played, 38th in attempted field goals, 44th in minutes per game, 61st in made field goals, 64th in rebounds and 87th in points.
Played 158 career NBA playoff games, started 146 games, averaged 38.5 minutes, 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.9 steal per game. Shot 39.1% from the field, 32.2% from 3-point and 78.1% from the foul line.
Led the NBA in assists five times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004).
Recorded 107 career triple-doubles to rank fourth all-time, trailing Russell Westbrook, Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.
Helped lead Dallas Mavericks to the 2011 NBA Championship.
Selected All-NBA first team five times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004) and All-NBA second team once (2003).
Selected NBA All-Defensive first team four times (1999, 2001, 2002 and 2006) and NBA All-Defensive second team five times (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007).
Selected 1995 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year.
Named to 1995 NBA All-Rookie first team.
Selected a NBA All-Star 10 times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010).
Recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award twice (2012 and 2013).
In five seasons as an NBA head coach compiled a 183-190 record. Served as head coach of the New Jersey Nets (2013-14) and led team to a 44-38 record and ,
Served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for four seasons (2014-15 - 2017-18). Led the Bucks to a 139-152 record and to the NBA Playoffs in 2015 and 2017.
Named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January 2014 and March 2014 to become the fourth coach ever to win both Player of the Month and Coach of the Month honors. Also captured Coach of the Month honors in March 2017.
Served as an assistant coach for the 2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers, which captured the 2020 NBA Championship.
Played two collegiate seasons (1992-93 - 1993-94) at the University of California, Berkley.
In two seasons, played in 59 games, compiled 878 points (14.9 ppg.), 349 rebounds (5.9 rpg.), 494 assists (8.4 apg.) and 204 steals (3.5 spg.). Shot 46.8% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point and 67.7% from the foul line.
Led the NCAA in assists in 1994 and led the NCAA in steals in 1993.
Was voted the National Freshman of the Year in 1992-93 after leading the country with 110 steals and guiding Cal to its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 33 years.
Became the first sophomore in conference history to be named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, and he was voted a Associated Press All-American first-team.
As a sophomore passed for an NCAA-best 272 assists (9.1 apg) and recorded four triple-doubles – still the most in school history.
Had a Cal-record 18 assists at Stanford in 1994 and set a school mark with eight steals versus Washington in 1993.
Broke the Cal record for career steals in only his 46th game and finished with 204.
As a sophomore, played in 30 games, averaged 35.1 minutes, 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game. Broke his own school record for most assists in a season with 272. Named consensus 1994 All-America first-team, 1994 Pac-10 Player of the Year and All-Pac 10 Conference first team.
As a freshman, averaged 31.8 minutes, 13.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 3.8 steals per game. Named 1993 National Freshman of the Year, 1993 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and All-Pac 10 Conference first team.
Declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore year and was selected with the No. 2 pick by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994.
Born in San Francisco.
Attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, and led team to consecutive state championships, averaging 25 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 7 steals his senior season.
Named 1992 Mr. Basketball USA, Naismith Prep Player of the Year, Parade All-American first team (1991 and 1992) and is a two-time California Mr. Basketball (1991 and 1992).
Named 1992 McDonald's All-American and was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All Americans on Jan. 31, 2012.
Made a commitment of over $1 million to endow The Jason Kidd Scholarship at the University of California, Berkley. “The vision behind The Jason Kidd Scholarship endowment is to help the next youth player and family. Being able to give back to the community and to a great school like Cal is a dream come true for me and my family,” said Kidd.
|2008 OLY||8/8||6- 7||.857||1- 2||.500||0- 0||---||21/ 2.6||13/ 1.6||16||2||5|
|2008 MNT||5/3||2- 2||1.000||1- 1||1.000||0- 0||---||10/ 2.0||5/ 1.0||7||1||5|
|2007 TOA||10/9||6- 10||.600||5- 8||.625||1- 2||.500||33/ 3.3||18/ 1.8||46||5||13|
|2007 MNTX||1/1||1- 1||1.000||0- 0||---||0- 0||---||6/ 6.0||2/ 2.0||8||0||2|
|2003 TOA||10/10||13- 36||.361||2- 13||.154||6- 7||.857||27/ 2.7||34/ 3.4||50||3||12|
|2003 MNT||1/1||1- 2||.500||0- 0||---||0- 0||---||2/ 2.0||2/ 2.0||5||0||1|
|2000 OLY||8/4||16- 31||.516||4- 8||.500||12- 15||.800||42/ 5.3||48/ 6.0||35||1||9|
|2000 MNT||5/3||11- 21||.524||0- 1||.000||3- 3||1.000||17/ 3.4||25/ 5.0||27||0||9|
|1999 TOA||10/10||34- 62||.548||2- 11||.182||4- 8||.500||44/ 4.4||74/ 7.4||68||2||27|
|1999 MNT||1/1||2- 4||.500||0- 1||.000||4- 4||1.000||8/ 8.0||8/ 8.0||9||0||5|
|1993 TUSA||5/-||18- 36||.500||0- 1||.000||6- 13||.462||21/ 4.2||42/ 8.4||20||2||7|
|TOTALS||64/50||110-212||.519||15- 46||.326||36- 52||.692||231/ 3.6||241/ 4.2||291||16||95|