Ten fun facts about Jason Kidd

Fact 1
His father, Steve, was African-American, and his mother, Anne, is Irish-American.

Fact 2
He also has a small ownership stake in Brooklyn Nets.

Fact 3
Kidd's ability to pass and rebound made him a regular triple-double threat, and he retired ranked third all-time in the NBA for regular season triple-doubles with a career total of 107 and second in playoff triple-doubles with a career total of 11.

Fact 4
Previously a point guard in the NBA, he was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.

Fact 5
As a youth, Kidd was highly scouted for AAU teams and tourneys, garnering various all-star and MVP awards.

Fact 6
When he was young, he frequented the city courts of Oakland, where he often found himself pitted against future NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton.

Fact 7
He won his only NBA Championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, and was a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner during his pro career, as part of Team USA in 2000 and 2008.

Fact 8
He is the third person since the ABA–NBA merger to debut as an NBA head coach the season after he retired as a player.

Fact 9
On Jan. 31, 2012, Kidd was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All Americans.

Fact 10
Kidd was a member of the “Three J’s” in Dallas along with Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn.

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Short about Jason Kidd
is an American retired professional basketball player and is currently the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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