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Jason Kidd Biography

Born In San Francisco, Drafted By The Dallas Mavericks, Leads Nba In Assists, ChronologyCONTACT INFORMATION


American basketball player

When Jason Kidd was traded from the powerhouse Phoenix Suns to the woebegone New Jersey Nets in June 2001, many seasoned basketball observers predicted the move would be the beginning of the end for Kidd's career on the court. Kidd proved them all wrong, when he reinvigorated the Nets, powering the team's march to the NBA championship game in 2002. Quite a feat for a team that had enjoyed only three winning seasons since 1984-1985. Making Kidd's accomplishment all the more impressive was the fact that he did it under a cloud of bad publicity related to his January 2001 arrest on charges of punching his wife in the face during a domestic dispute. Kidd came back even stronger in 2002-2003. As of December 31, 2002, the Nets stood at the top of the Atlantic

Jason Kidd

Division of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Eastern Conference, with a record of 23-9. The Nets led the division by 3½ games over its closest rival, the Boston Celtics. At the same point in the season, Kidd was averaging about twenty-one points per game (PPG), up sharply from 14.7 PPG the previous season.


Address: Jason Kidd, c/o New Jersey Nets, 390 Murray Hill Pkwy., East Rutherford, NJ 07073.

Sketch by Don Amerman

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