(NEW YORK) — Jason Kidd is excited about playing on Broadway in New York City. The 39-year-old point guard agreed to a three-year, $9 million offer on Thursday with the Knicks and he cannot wait to be in the bright lights of Broadway.
“You look at their roster, they’ve got some great pieces, with the intentions of signing (Jeremy) Lin back I saw that I could help,” said Kidd in an interview on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio in New York. “He’s (Jeremy Lin) a talents point guard at this stage in my career I felt that I could help those guys win.”
The ten-time All-Star understands that age has caught up to him and has already spoken with Knicks head coach Mike Woodson about his role with the team.
“Well I talked to coach and I told him whatever he needs,” Kidd said. “I’m not 25 years old and I don’t need the fireworks when my name is called to come off the staring lineup. I just want to be in there at the end of the game to try and help the team win.”
Kidd also added that he feels great and hopes to be in the game between 20-25 minutes next season. The Knicks still have to match the Houston Rockets offer to Jeremy Lin of four-years, $28.8 million.
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