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Rookie Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd had his jersey retired before Heat vs. Nets preseason action Thursday night. Kidd played 6 of his 19 NBA seasons with the New Jersey Nets including back-to-back finals appearances in 2002-2003. “I don’t know if anyone has had their number retired and had to go to work,” Kidd said. video via Probasketball Talk
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Jason Kidd lifted the Nets to their greatest NBA heights, and on Thursday they lifted his No. 5 to the rafters.
The Nets retired Kidd's jersey in a ceremony before their former star coached them against the Miami Heat.
Kidd arrived in New Jersey in 2001 and promptly led the Nets, who had been one of the league's sorriest franchises, to consecutive NBA Finals. He played...
The Nets hired Jason Kidd as a rookie head coach this summer less than 10 days after his retirement from a Hall of Fame career that lasted 19 seasons.
Brooklyn’s front office wasn’t exactly camped out on Kidd’s doorstep however waiting to pounce once he technically became available. No it was Kidd who reached out through his agent to Nets’ brass to see if there might be...
The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd's number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Brook Lopez scored 14 points for the Nets on a night that peaked with the pregame. Kidd's No. 5 was lifted to the Barclays Center rafters during a ceremony a few minutes before the tip, honoring him for leading the franchise to its greatest...
No. 5 will be shrined in the Barclays Center.
Jason Kidd, the Nets current head coach, was honored with the retirement of his jersey in the rafters of Brooklyn’s home on Thursday. Kidd is the first player to be retired in the Barclays Center.
Kidd’s jersey was splashed with the old New Jersey Nets logo and colors. Check out Kidd’s retirement party in the video below.
The Brooklyn Nets honored Jason Kidd with a jersey retirement ceremony Thursday prior to the preseason matchup against the Heat. Kidd, who played 6½ seasons in New Jersey and averaged 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game, became the 6th Net in history to have his jersey raised to the rafters.
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Kidd did as much or more for the Nets as Nash did for the Suns.
Here is some reaction from various players involved in Thursday night’s Nets-Heat preseason game about Jason Kidd’s No. 5 jersey being retired by the Nets:
“I thought it was great. I’m glad I was in the building and able to be part of something that was special for everybody who was in the league. He had an unbelievable run when he was here and I just felt...
After all the great years (and two Finals appearances) Kidd had with the Nets, it's about time they honor him with a jersey retirement ceremony
When: 8:00 pm; Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
TV: TNT and YES Network
The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat are playing a nationally-televised game tonight, but the real event to...
Paul Pierce drove his shoulder right into LeBron James, a postseason foul in a preseason game.
A message to the NBA champions?
''It's a message to the league,'' Pierce said.
The Brooklyn Nets showed the defensive toughness Pierce said will be their identity, smothering the Miami Heat 86-62 on Thursday night after retiring coach Jason Kidd's number.
Once a teammate, always a teammate?
After all of the trash talk between the Knicks and the Nets this offseason.. it’s almost strange to see someone from one team compliment the other. But, it looks like even the most bitter of trash talking enemies can say a nice thing or two every so often.
Knicks PF Kenyon Martin at one point helped Jason Kidd and the Nets get to the NBA Championship...
Boston fans will have to wait until January 26th to show their appreciation for both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Kidd made his final decision to sit the future hall of famers out yesterday.
“As of right now, those two won’t play in Boston,” Kidd said. “They’ll play in the final (preseason) game (in Miami on Friday).”
Both Pierce and Garnett will most likely get a big...
Rod Thorn traded Stephon Marbury for Jason Kidd in 2001, which was a riskier move at the time for the Brooklyn Nets than it is now remembered.
Marbury was one of the NBA's best young point point guards, while Kidd was already midway through his career.
“Marbury at the time, was a tremendous talent,” Thorn said earlier this week. “The jury was out on who got the better of...
Jason Kidd confirmed Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will miss the Brooklyn Nets' preseason game against the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday.
Pierce and Garnett were traded by the Celtics to the Nets in the offseason.
The two former Celtics led Boston to the 2008 NBA championship and were widely believed to skip their return games in the exhibition season.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd's number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Brook Lopez scored 14 points for the Nets on a night that peaked with the pregame. Kidd's No. 5 was lifted to the Barclays Center rafters during a ceremony a few minutes before the tip, honoring him for leading the franchise...