Ten fun facts about Jason Kidd
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His father, Steve, was African-American, and his mother, Anne, is Irish-American.
He also has a small ownership stake in Brooklyn Nets.
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.
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. Click here for more people facts ❯
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