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Ex-SJND Player Likely to Switch NBA Teams

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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.

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Congrats to Ex-St. Joe’s Basketball Star Jason Kidd

With the Dallas Mavericks victory tonight over the Miami Heat, a former-Alameda high school basketball star now has his first NBA Championship ring and title: Jason Kidd.

Kidd, who led the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School basketball team to back-to-back championships, played with the Mavericks from 1994-1996 and returned to the team in 2008. He went on to play in two championship series for the New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003.

In 1995, he was chosen as the NBA’s Co-Rookie of the Year.

Kidd, 38 (shown in one photo online holding the championship trophy), is reportedly the oldest guard to start a game during the NBA Finals.

Thanks for making St. Joe’s and the rest of the Island — and the Bay Area — proud.