Jason Kidd Retires

Jason Kidd retires from the NBA after 19 seasons. The career of a 10-time NBA All-Star, considered as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in league history, has come to an end.

“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” Kidd reportedly said in a statement released by the New York Knicks. “As I reflect on my time with the four teams I represented in the NBA, I look back fondly at every season and thank each and every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court.”

Finishing his career as a New York Knicks point guard, Kidd’s scoring declined after turning 40 years old last March 23. The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports reports that he was scoreless in his final 10 playoff games.

Kidd was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994 and was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season with the team.

He played for the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2008 for the New Jersey Nets, which he led to two NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.

Between 2007 to 2008, Kidd was traded back to Dallas and won an NBA championship in 2011.

The announcement of Jason Kidd comes two days after Grant Hill retired.