Ex-SJND Player Likely to Switch NBA Teams


Jason Kidd, the former-St. Joseph Notre Dame and UC Berkeley player who now coaches the Brooklyn Nets, is reportedly in talks to move to the Milwaukee Bucks with the Nets’ permission. Some sources say Kidd has been offered the job as president of the Bucks.

The reason for the reported move is Kidd’s lack of a larger role in the Nets’ front office. This was Kidd’s first season as a coach, and he had a 44-38 first season.

Kidd played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008. Before he began his NBA career in 1994 with the Dallas Mavericks, he played for UC Berkeley and for St. Joseph Notre Dame High School from 1988 to 1992 for coach Frank LaPorte.

Over his playing career, Kidd was a 10-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. In 2011, he won the NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks. He picked up two Olympic Gold Medals with Team USA in 2000 and 2008. In 1995, he was chosen as the NBA’s Co-Rookie of the Year.

Before his time at Call, Kidd help the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School basketball team win back-to-back championships.