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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 the deal prior to the players playing. People saying why would [the Nets] take a 28-year-old guy and give up a 22-year-old guy, why would they do that? “Here is a guy who has his whole future ahead of him, he’s already an All-Star, he is a New York product, why would they do that? A lot of people felt that.” Marbury was an All-Star in 2001. “Our feeling was after our first year was we had some talent on the team but we lacked defense, rebounding and chemistry,” Thorn explained of his thinking. “We didn’t share the ball real well with each other, defensively, we just weren’t very good at all and rebounding-wise...

WATCH: Jason Kidd has his jersey retired by the Brooklyn Nets

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

Nets retire Jason Kidd's No. 5 jersey

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...

Jason Kidd reached out to Nets about becoming head coach, not the other way around

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...

Brooklyn Nets Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 Jersey (Video)

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.

Nets Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 Jersey

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. The post Nets Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 Jersey appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

The Brooklyn Nets retire Jason Kidd’s jersey in pregame ceremony vs. the Miami Heat.

Kidd did as much or more for the Nets as Nash did for the Suns.

Players laud Jason Kidd as Nets retire his jersey

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: Kevin Garnett: “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...

Preseason Game 5 Preview: Miami Heat (3-1) at Nets (3-1)

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...

Nets retire Kidd's No. 5, beat Heat

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. Brook...

Kenyon Martin puts Jason Kidd in the class of Magic and Stockton

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...

Jason Kidd Won’t Play Pierce Or Garnett In Boston On Wednesday

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...

Kidd Confirms Pierce, Garnett Will Sit Out Preseason Game In Boston

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.

LeBron James scores 16, Heat rest starters in loss to Nets

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...

Sebastian Telfair Signing With Chinese Team

ebastian Telfair and Stephon Marbury will have plenty of time to talk about their early years as cousins on Coney Island. Yahoo Sports has reached agreement on a one-year deal with Tianjin of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to his agent, Andy Miller. Telfair reportedly will have the chance to run Tianjin’s offense and position himself for a return to the NBA in late...
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