Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is a retired NBA player and current NBA coach from Oakland.
Kidd was born in San Francisco, attended high school at St. Joseph's in Alameda, college at UC Berkeley, but grew up in Oakland. He played streetball against other future NBA players including Gary Payton. He attended St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School in Oakland.
Kidd was co-NBA rookie of the year in 1994. He was on the Olympic men's basketball team in 2002 and 2008. He retired as a player in 2013, and is now coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
His personal life has been less stellar than his career. In 2001, Kidd was charged with domestic assault after he admitted striking his wife, Joumana. The charges were dropped as part of a plea deal, but they divorced in 2007. He married again in 2011.
Links and References
- Jason Kidd on Wikipedia
- For Kidd, a Tough End to a Brilliant Career New York Times June 3, 2013
- Jason Kidd wins second NBA sportsmanship award USA Today April 30, 2013