After 19 seasons in the NBA, the New York Knicks have announced that 10-time All-Star guard Jason Kidd is retiring from professional basketball. Kidd spent one season with the team.
“Jason’s value to the Knicks and the National Basketball Association cannot be quantified by statistics alone,” General Manager Glen Grunwald says.
“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,” Kidd remarks. Before becoming a Knick, he played with the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and New Jersey Nets.
In addition to his 10 appearances in the NBA All-Star game, Kidd also holds two Olympic gold medals as a member of Team USA, from 2000 and 2008. His retirement comes at age 40.