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Nets to retire Kidd's jersey

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The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday that they will retire Jason Kidd's No. 5 jersey before their Oct. 17 preseason game against the Miami Heat.

Kidd, entering his first year as the Nets coach, averaged 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in six seasons with the team, including leading it to the NBA Finals in consecutive seasons (2002 and '03). He was also a four-time All-Star and received MVP votes in that span.

He played for the Dallas Mavericks (1994-97, 2007-12), Phoenix Suns (1997-01), New Jersey Nets (2001-08) and New York Knicks (2012-13). For his career, he averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. He won an NBA title with the Mavericks in 2011.

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