Brooklyn Nets Retire Jersey of Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd Retired Jersey Banner Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets retired the jersey of former player, and current head coach, Jason Kidd before yesterday’s pre-season game against Miami in Brooklyn. Kidd was a member of the franchise while they were known as the New Jersey Nets from 2001/02 to 2007/08.

The ceremony was held in the pre-season to not distract with Kidd’s head coaching duties when the games actually count.

“I don’t know if anyone’s had their number retired and had to go to work. I’m a rookie coach, so this game being preseason is something I wanted. I wanted to get this over with as quickly as possible and then get back to my team.” – Jason Kidd

The Nets have always done a good job with making their retired jersey banners appropriate to the era in which the player played. No fears of seeing Kidd’s #5 up there in Brooklyn black-and-white, his banner incorporated the Nets jersey wordmark and even the basketball-net style pattern which was worn on the side of their uniforms in Kidd’s day.

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The banner design incorporated the font and uniform design style used during Kidd’s years with the Nets
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Kidd’s banner will join the rest of the era-specific designed jerseys hanging at the Barclays Center (photo from flickr user: newyorkcityresident)

Jason played 7 seasons for the Nets, racking up 14.6 points, 9.1 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. Kidd played in the NBA All-Star Game in 5 of his 7 seasons with New Jersey.