Posted September 10, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Hello Brooklyn: Nets To Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 Jersey!

New Jersey Nets v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

“This is a very humbling honor and one that I will always cherish,” Kidd said in a statement. “There can be no greater recognition of an athlete’s time with any team than to have his number retired, and this gesture by the Nets organization validates a very significant portion of my career that was spent as a player with this franchise.” – nypost


“My warmest congratulations to Jason as we commemorate his outstanding career as an NBA player and his unparalleled contribution to the Nets franchise,” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “As one chapter closes, another will soon be written and I know that we are all looking forward to Jason’s continued successes.” – nypost


he Brooklyn Nets made a special announcement on Monday that they will be retiring Jason Kidd’s No. 5 (NJ) Nets jersey during a nationally televised preseason game (Oct. 17) against the Miami Heat! The Nets are holding the ceremony in the preseason to not interfere with his brand new coaching gig at the Barclays! Kidd will be only the sixth Net to have his number retired joining the likes of: Drazen Petrovic, John Williamson, Bill Melchionni, Julius Erving and Buck Williams (1999)! Kidd joined the Nets in 2002 and took them from essentially a no-name squad to six straight Playoff appearances including consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003! Talk about making waves, Kidd was selected to the All-Star team five times in his six and 1/2 seasons with the Nets averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists, and 7.2 rebound per game! Check out details above…