Found June 03, 2013 on Turn On The Knicks:
With the news that Jason Kidd is calling it a career after 19 excellent, Hall-of-Fame worthy NBA seasons, we figured that’d be as good a place as any to start our Knicks Player Season Review series. Remember when Kidd signed as a free agent last offseason? Where a lot of the positive sentiment was that “Alrighty we have someone who Jeremy Lin can really learn the game from!”? So things changed a bit, and regardless, Kidd didn’t come to the Knicks to be some sort of coach/player centaur. He clearly had game left and the Knicks felt he would help, especially given the veteran-heavy approach the Knicks ultimately decided to go with. Clearly not sprite enough to run the point consistently in the modern NBA, Kidd continued in the role he so seamlessly adapted to with the Dallas Mavericks, for whom he won his only ring with: a point guard-shooting guard hybrid, a defensive nuisance, a spot up perimeter shooter and yes, that whole leadership thing, too. For a while, it really, really work...
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