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Basketball: Ex-Cal star Jason Kidd, at 39, says he intends to play again next season

He is 39, coming off his least-impressive statistical season and entering free agency this offseason.

But Jason Kidd says he expects to play another NBA season. “I’ll land somewhere early, I would think,” he told the Dallas Morning News.

The one-time St. Joseph High star, who played two seasons at Cal, said he hopes to return to Dallas. He also has heard the rumors he could wind up back home playing for the G0lden State Warriors.

Kidd had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks’ 103-97 loss to Oklahoma City, clinching the Thunder’s four-game NBA playoff sweep.

In his 18th pro season, Kidd averaged 6.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists, well off his career marks of 13.0, 6.4 and 9.0.

Regardless of what happens next, his path to the Basketball Hall of Fame is secure. Kidd ranks second all-time in career assists (11,842), second in steals (2,559), third in 3-point baskets (1,874), fifth in minutes played (48,068), and 11th in games (1,315).

He has scored 17,071 points and ranks first all-time in rebounds by a guard (8,402).

That makes him the only player in NBA history to accumulate at least 15,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists for his career.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    He should be our next coach. At the very least co-offensive coordinator. He can be the key to Zack Kline’s development.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Maybe he can enroll in the Social Welfare program and pass a class or two.

  • BlueNGold

    Lets see you enroll in, and earn a UC social welfare degree yourself, moron. Then, maybe, you just might have something to run off at the mouth about.

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Juancho great idea! If Kidd plays one more year in the pros it would be great although there really has been a drop-off this year, so not sure how competitive he will be next year.

    Waiting the extra year will be good Juancho because it take that long for people on here to realize Monty is way past his prime. His recruiting will have shown itself to be lacking.
    Another sign of a good coach is getting the team motivated and peaking at the end of the season. Our last few games were mostly losses to sub Top 50 teams.

    Yes Kidd didn’t score so well on his SATS but there are intelligent people who don’t test well. I once linked a Sports Illustrated or CBS Sports Article where it claimed most in the NBA consider him great coaching material.

    He would teach kids how to play for the team not themselves. He is adept at passing and finding the open man and he’s a hard worker– all the type of qualities we want to instill in our players.

    And then there’s recruiting…. Maybe we wouldn’t lose all the best bay area players which is sad because Monty has a long career in this area college and pro.

    Jason would have a national presence but would also be strong in Texas where kids have seen and rooted for him for years.

  • MoreNCsarecoming
  • Will

    MoreNCS_are_ignored and sanctioned! troll post blocked

    LOL Anal Lesions thinks he knows something about basketball now? He probably could coach $C’s 26 loss team, and do no worse…

  • wehofx

    T.I.C.

  • BlueNGold

    hey moron- please explain how an article about graduation rates of the football team is in any way relevant to a discussion about Jason Kidd, a B-ball player? Including you snarky comment regarding him? Arew we missing something? Or is it just more of your typical pretzel logic?