Jason Kidd to retire from the NBA
After 19 seasons with four different teams, point guard Jason Kidd is calling it a career, the New York Knicks announced on Monday. Kidd spent his final season in the NBA with the Knicks, averaging six points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists-per-game.
Prior to announcing his retirement, Kidd was the active leader in in games played (1,315), assists (11,842), steals (2,559), triple-doubles (107) and minutes played (48,068). Kidd ranks second all-time in assists with 11,842, and steals with 2,559. He's been selected to nine all-star games, six All-NBA teams, nine All-NBA Defensive teams and his 19 seasons in the NBA is just two shy of the all-time mark of 21 shared by Robert Parish and Kevin Willis.
During his 17th season in the NBA with the Mavericks, Kidd won his first and only NBA championship when Dallas upended the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. Kidd is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He played for the Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Mavericks and Phoenix Suns during his career.