Nets to retire Jason Kidd's No. 5 jersey
A head coaching job, shares in the franchise and now, his jersey retired; the Brooklyn Nets have really made it quite the summer for Jason Kidd.
The team announced Monday that Kidd's No. 5 jersey will be retired in a ceremony before Oct. 17's preseason game against the Miami Heat. While Kidd never played at the Barclays Center, where his jersey will hang, he spent seven seasons with the Nets, then in New Jersey, in the early- to mid-2000's.
The Nets reached the playoffs in all six full seasons Kidd played with the team, twice reaching the NBA finals. In all, Kidd played 535 games with New Jersey, averaging 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 9.2 assists. He holds the franchise records for assists (4,620), steals (950), 3-pointers (813) and triple-doubles (61).
Five other Nets have had their jersey retired, including Drazen Petrovic and Julius Erving, leaving Kidd's kit with some pretty good company for basketball eternity.