Jason Kidd Biography
Jason Kidd (Full name: Jason Frederick Kidd) is a popular American professional basketball coach and former player currently serving as the head coach for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.
Jason Kidd Age
Jason Kidd was born on 23rd March 1973, in San Francisco, California, United States of America. He is 50 years old.
Jason Kidd Height
Kidd is a man of tall stature and stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (Approx 1.93 m).
Jason Kidd Family
Kidd was born in San Francisco, California, United States of America. His mother, Anne, is Irish-American while his father, Steve Kidd, is African-American. He was raised along with his two siblings Denise Kidd and Kim Kidd.
Jason Kidd Wife
Kidd married Joumana in 1997 but divorced on January 9, 2007. Later, in 2008, he started to date Porschla Coleman who had also recently ended her previous relationship. Their relationship advanced quickly, and the pair welcomed their first child in January 2010. The couple married on September 10, 2011, after 13 months of engagement.
Jason Kidd Children
He is a proud father of four children: Trey Jason Kidd, Cooper Anne Kidd, Miah Kidd, and Jazelle Kidd.
Jason Kidd Education
He attended and grdauted from St. Joseph Notre Dame. Later on, in 1992, Kidd joined the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated in 1994.
Jason Kidd Salary
He earns a desirable salary of $7 Million annually.
Jason Kidd’s Net Worth
Jason Kidd has stockpiled a hefty fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $87 Million.
Jason Kidd Career
Considered one of the most outstanding point guards and passers of all time, Kidd was a five-time All-NBA First Team member, a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, and a 10-time NBA All-Star. Kidd was a two-time gold medal winner in the Olympics with the U.S. national team in 2000 and 2008 and also won an NBA championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
Kidd was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player. Additionally, he was praised as one of the league’s greatest players of all time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in October of 2021. He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears and was recruited second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA draft in 1994. In his first season with the Mavericks, Kidd was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year alongside Grant Hill.
Later, Kidd played for the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 2001, and then for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008. Kidd led the Nets to two straight NBA Finals appearances in both 2002 and 2003 and was later traded back to Dallas in the middle of the 2007–2008 season. At the age of 38, he won his only NBA championship when Dallas beat Miami in the 2011 finals. Kidd ended his playing career with the New York Knicks in 2013.
The next season, Kidd became the head coach of the Nets, who had relocated to Brooklyn from New Jersey. After only one season, Kidd was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he served as a head coach for four seasons until he was fired mid-season in the year 2018. Later, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach with whom he won an NBA championship in 2020. In 2021, Kidd reunited with the Mavericks organization to become the franchise’s head coach, earning the Western Conference Finals in his first season.
In his first year playing for the Golden Bears, he averaged 13.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 steals, and 7.7 assists per game which gained him a spot on the All-Pac-10 team and national Freshman of the Year honors. He continued his success as a sophomore, tallying averages of 16.7 points, 9.1 assists, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.1 steals leading the nation in that category and also breaking his earlier school record for most assists in a season with 272 assists.
He was traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Loren Meyer and Tony Dumas for A. C. Green, Sam Cassell, and Michael Finley during the 1996–97 season. Before the start of the 1999–2000 season, the Suns acquired Penny Hardaway from the Orlando Magic in hope of assembling the best backcourt duo in the league. During his stay in Phoenix, he led the NBA in assists for three consecutive years (1999–2001) and made the All-Star Game in 1998, 2000, and 2001.
On June 28, 2001, Kidd was traded, alongside Chris Dudley, to the New Jersey Nets for Johnny Newman, Soumaila Samake, and Stephon Marbury. He joined the franchise as the team was constructed around a sophomore Kenyon Martin, veterans Keith Van Horn and Kerry Kittles, alongside the rookies Jason Collins, Brandon Armstrong, and Richard Jefferson coming from the draft-day trade for the seventh pick Eddie Griffin.
Under Kidd’s leadership, New Jersey enjoyed another celestial season in the 2002–03 season, during which the team finished 49–33 and reached the NBA finals once more. Kidd led the league in assists with 8.9 per game and had his highest-scoring season with 18.7 points per game. Moreover, Kidd signed a 6-year contract worth $99 million. In the 2003–2004 season, he averaged 15.5 points, 9.2 assists, and 6.4 rebounds.
He underwent microfracture surgery to repair a damaged knee on July 1, 2004. In December, Kidd made a full recovery and returned to the court for the 2004–05 season during which the Nets earned star swingman Vince Carter from the Toronto Raptors. In the 2005–06 season, he averaged 13.3 points, 8.4 assists, and 7.3 rebounds.
He and Carter led the Nets to a third-place in the East with a 49–33 record to nail their fourth Atlantic Division title in the last 5 seasons. The Nets recorded NBA season-best winning streak in April, which was ended by the Cleveland Cavaliers at 14 wins in a row. During the 2006–07 season, he was selected as a reserve for the NBA All-Star game alongside his teammate Vince Carter. Nevertheless, Kidd missed the game due to a strained back and was replaced by Joe Johnson on the roster.
On 7th April 2007, Kidd and Carter became the first teammates to record triple-doubles in the same game since Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan did it for the Chicago Bulls in 1989. He averaged 14.0 points, 13.2 assists, 2.0 steals, and 10.0 rebounds in the first round of the 2006–07 postseason, as the Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors in six games. Kidd joined Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double in several playoff series.
Since 1989, Kidd became the third player to get a triple-double in three straight games in the 2007–08 season. In the 2008 All-Star game in New Orleans, he was voted by the fans to start as a guard alongside Dwyane Wade. On 28th January 2008, he proclaimed that his agent had been talking to the Nets’ front office about a trade. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on February 19, 2008.
On 19th February 2008, he was traded to the Mavericks alongside Wright and Allen for Harris, Van Horn, Hassell, Diop, and Ager, $3 million, and first-round picks in 2008 and 2010. On June 12, 2011, he won the NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks beating NBA All-Stars Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, and the Miami Heat.
He signed a 3-year deal with the New York Knicks on July 12, 2012. On June 3, 2013, Kidd retired after only one season with the Knicks and 19 seasons in the NBA.
He was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, succeeding interim coach P. J. Carlesimo on June 12, 2013. He bought a minority ownership stake in the team in September 2013 (from Jay-Z). The Nets retired and raised Kidd’s number 5 jersey to the rafters prior to a preseason game against the Miami Heat on October 17, 2013.
He was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January on February 3, 2014, as well as Eastern Conference Coach of the Month a second time for March on April 1, 2014. In addition, Kidd became the fourth coach overall to win both the Coach of the Month and Player of the Month honors. Also, he became the second coach to win both honors with the same team after Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns.
He was hired as an assistant coach by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 31, 2019. He won his second NBA championship when the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in 6 games in the 2020 NBA Finals and it was his first championship as a coach at any level. He was hired as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks on June 28, 2021. Kidd assisted lead the Mavericks to a regular season record of 52–30 during the 2021–22 season, which gained them the fourth seed in the Western Conference standings.
In 1999, his next stint with USA basketball came when he participated in the USA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He was appointed as one of Team USA’s tri-captains for the 2000 Olympics at Sydney in the year 2000. In November 2002, He was chosen to participate in the 2002 USA Basketball Men’s World Championship Team but he withdrew from the team due to an injury.
He came back the following year and partook in the 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico, leading the team to a record of 10–0, bringing home a berth and the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics. Nevertheless, he again had to withdraw from the 2004 Olympic team because of another injury. Overall, he brought home five gold medals as a member of the national team: one from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, one from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and three from Olympic qualifying tournaments. He retired second all-time in NBA history in both steals and assists behind John Stockton.