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Dallas Mavericks: Jason Kidd’s Place in Franchise History

Jerome Miron: USA TODAY Sports

Early this morning, Jason Kidd announced that he was retiring after nineteen seasons in the NBA. Though he may not have been with the Dallas Mavericks for his entire professional career, the time he spent in Dallas made a significant mark in the franchise’s history books.

Kidd began his career with the Mavericks after team selected him with the second overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. That season, he earned co-NBA Rookie of the Year Honors and the following season, he earned a starting spot on the All-Star roster.

The next year, some off-the-field issues with a teammate, Kidd was traded to the Phoenix Suns and later to the New Jersey Nets.

Eight years after leaving the State of Texas, Kidd made his return to Dallas in 2008. It was during the next four seasons that he cemented his place as the best point guard to ever don a Maverick’s jersey and played an integral role in the franchise’s run to their  first (and only) NBA championship. In fact, a strong argument could be made that if Kidd had never found his way back to Dallas, the team would still be seeking their first NBA title.

A year after the the championship run, Kidd was traded to the New York Knicks, where he would spend the final seasons of his career.

Though Jason Kidd did not finish his career in Dallas, the same place it began, there is no doubt that he cemented his legacy in Dallas Mavericks’ history.

 

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