Jason Kidd Through The Years

Jason Kidd, one of the finest point guards in NBA history, has announced his retirement after 19 seasons. Kidd was named co-Rookie of the Year in 1995 and won two Olympic gold medals and one NBA ring.

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College freshman Jason Kidd of the California Golden Bears poses for a portrait in November 1992 at the University of California in Berkeley, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

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Jason Kidd with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being picked second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 19954 NBA Draft. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jason Kidd;David Stern

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1995 NBA co-Rookies of the year Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons and Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks pose for a photo. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1995 NBAE (Photo by Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jamaal Mashburn, Jason Kidd and Jim Jackson were supposed to form a Big Three for the Dallas Mavericks in the 1990s, but they failed to mesh. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jason Kidd attempts a layup against Shaquille O'Neal #during the 1996 NBA All Star Game played on February 11, 1996 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)

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After two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, Jason Kidd was traded to the Phoenix Suns. During his stint with the team, he led the league in assists for three straight seasons. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)

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While in Phoenix, Kidd went through a blonde hair phase. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jason Kidd was named to the 2000 USA Olympic Team along with fellow NBA stars like Kevin Garnett, Gary Payton, Alonzo Mourning and Vince Carter. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kidd won his first Olympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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In 2001, Jason Kidd was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Stephon Marbury, and promptly led the team to a 265-win improvement and a trip to the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Lou Capozzola /NBAE/Getty Images

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The Nets made it to the NBA Finals in 2002, but were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 8: Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets drives against Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game three of the NBA Finals at the Continental Airlines Arena on June 8, 2003 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Spurs won 84-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright NBAE 2003 (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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óEAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 13: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs looks up at Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets at during game five of the 2003 NBA Finals on June 13, 2003 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Spurs won 93-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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DALLAS - NOVEMBER 10: Dirk Nowitzki #41 (L) of the Dallas Mavericks talks with teammate Jason Kidd #2 (R) during the game against the Houston Rockets on November 10, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks won 121-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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BEIJING - AUGUST 24: Pau Gasol #4 of Spain looses control of the ball against the defense of Dwight Howard #11 and Jason Kidd #5 of the United States James #6 and Kobe Bryant #10 of the United States during the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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NBEIJING - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Jason Kidd #5, LeBron James #6 and Chris Paul #13 of the United States hold up their medals after defeating Spain in the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy as he celebrates with his teammates and team owner Mark Cuban after they won 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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×NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks in action against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2013 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Pacers 90-80. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)