(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd announced on Monday that he is retiring after 19 seasons in the NBA.
“My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after 19 years,” Kidd said in a statement. “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 every one of my teammates and coaches that joined me on the court.”
The Dallas Mavericks selected Kidd out of California with the second overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft. He was dealt to the Phoenix Suns midway through the 1996-97 season.
Following the 2001 season, the Nets acquired the 10-time NBA All-Star, where he would lead New Jersey to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances. He would go on to capture his first and only NBA championship with the Mavericks in 2011.
Kidd leaves the court having averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.93 steals per game.
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