Things continue to get better for Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd. As reported by Sports Illustrated Ben Golliver Jason Kidd will have his jersey retired on October 17th when the Heat come into town for a preseason game. Kidd is the 6th former Nets player to have his jersey retired. He joins players like Drazen Petrovic, Julius Erving and Buck Williams as former players to have their jerseys raised to the rafters. In Jason Kidd’s 7 years in New Jersey, he led the Nets to consecutive Eastern Conference Championships and 2 NBA finals appearances in 2000 and 2003.
From Sports illustrated:
Kidd’s No. 5 will go into the rafters alongside Drazen Petrovic (No. 3), John Williamson (No. 23), Bill Melchionni (No. 25), Julius Erving (No. 32) and Buck Williams (No. 52). The Nets haven’t retired a jersey since 1999.
Kidd played for the Nets from 2001 until 2008 and ranks first in the franchise’s NBA history in assists and steals, and fourth in points and rebounds. He is the Nets’ postseason leader in points, assists, rebounds and steals.
It makes a whole lot of sense for Jason Kidd to have his Jersey retired with the Nets. The only thing that’s weird about this is that he’s being honored during a preseason game which makes absolutely no sense at all. It will be much better if they waited to until the regular season. Jason Kidd definitely deserves better than this.