Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history. “I think it is the right time,” Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. “When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move on and think about maybe coaching or doing some broadcasting.”
The 10-time All-Star led the NBA in assists five times and finished second all-time in assists and steals behind John Stockton. Kidd, who had two years remaining on his contract at just more than $3 million per year, leaves with a legacy that includes an NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks and two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.