Jason Kidd

Quick Facts

Full Name Jason Frederick Kidd
Birth Date March 23, 1973
Birth Place San Francisco, California
Nick Name J-Kidd, Mr. Double Triple, Ason Kidd
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
High School St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
College University of California
Playing Career 1994 – 2013
Zodiac Aries
Chinese Zodiac Ox
Father’s Name Steve Kidd
Mother’s Name Anne Kidd
Siblings Denise Kidd, Kim Kidd
Age 49 years old
Height 6 feet 4 inches
Weight 95 kg
NBA Draft Round: 1, Pick: 2nd overall, 1994 (Selected by the Dallas Mavericks)
Shoots Right
Tattoos No
Food Habits Non-veg
Points  17,529 (12.6 ppg)
Rebounds  8,725 (6.3 rpg)
Assists  12,091 (8.7 apg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Career Highlights 
  • NBA champion (as a player)
  • NBA champion (as an assistant coach), etc.
Build Strong
Marital Status Married
Ex-Wife Joumana
Girlfriend Porschla Coleman
Jersey Number 5, 32, 2
Coaching Career 2013 – present
Position Head Coach
League NBA
Net Worth $75 Million
Annual Salary $ 7 Million
Social Media
Merch  Jersey and Rookie Card
Last Update August 2022

Jason Kidd, sometimes known as J-Kidd, is a former player and current head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The player’s NBA career was outstanding. He played point guard in the NBA and was a 10-time All-Star, a member of the All-NBA First Team five times, and a member of the All-NBA Defensive Team nine times.

The participant received a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction. Additionally, Kidd has won two Olympic gold medals and is a two-time NBA champion.

The former NBA player’s journey of achievement continues! In this article, we have included all of the information we know about Jason Kidd and his personal and professional lives.

Childhood and Family

The NBA player was born in San Francisco on March 23, 1973, and was raised in an upper-middle class area of Oakland. His mother, Anne, is Irish-American, and his father, Steve Kidd, is African-American.

Up to the second grade, Kidd played soccer rather than basketball. However, as soon as he began playing in tournaments, he charmed everybody who happened to look at him on the court.

As a youngster, Jason was heavily recruited for AAU teams and competitions, winning multiple all-star and MVP accolades.

He also frequented Oakland’s city courts, where he frequently faced off against Gary Payton, a future NBA Hall of Famer. He also attended the East Oakland Youth Development Center.

What is the Physical Measurement of Jason Kidd?

Former NBA player Jason Kidd is a powerful, athletic-looking man. The player is 95 kg or so. Jason is the same height as him at 6 feet 4 inches.

Kidd was conceived in 1973. The player is 49 years old as a result. In a same vein, the player is a Virgo.

There are no tattoos that can be seen on his body. He is also a Christian and a citizen of the United States.

High School Journey

As a senior under coach Frank LaPorte, Jason helped St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda win back-to-back state championships.

He won numerous individual awards that year, including the Naismith Award for best high school player in the country, Player of the Year accolades from PARADE (twice), a McDonald’s All-American, and USA Today.

On January 31, 2012, Kidd was also named one of the 35 Greatest McDonald’s All Americans.

College Career

During his time with the Golden Bears, Jason accomplished amazing things.

With 272, Kidd as a sophomore surpassed his prior school record for the most assists in a season. He was the first player from California to be selected to the First Team All-American since 1968.

In 1994, Jason decided to enter the NBA draft despite being a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the greatest college basketball player.

Professional Career in NBA

In the first round of the 1994 NBA draft, Jason was selected by the Dallas Mavericks as the second overall pick. During his first year there, he and Grant Hill were awarded co-NBA Rookies of the Year.

Jason Kidd with his teammates (Source: Facebook)

Jason later played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008 after first appearing with the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 2001.

Likewise, he guided the Nets to back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. In the middle of the 2007–2008 campaign, the player was traded back to Dallas.

At the age of 38, Jason earned his lone NBA title as a player when Dallas defeated Miami in the 2011 championship game. After playing with the New York Knicks, he left the NBA in 2013.


  • 2020 NBA champion as an assistant coach
  • 2011 NBA champion as a player
  • 10× NBA All-Star
  • 5× All-NBA First Team
  • 2003 All-NBA Second Team
  • 4× NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 1995 NBA Co-Rookie of the Year
  • 1995 NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 5× NBA assists leader
  • 2× NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 2007 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • No. 5 retired by Brooklyn Nets, etc.


Did Jason Kidd play for the US national team?

Yes, the player not only competed for the US national team but also helped the nation win numerous gold medals.

After his first year of college, Kidd made his debut for USA Basketball. The 10-person Team USA squad only had one other freshman.

The club has a 3-2 record after five games in Europe. Kidd had a team-high 1.4 steals per game and 4.0 assists per game.

In 1999, Jason made his subsequent USA Basketball appearance as he participated in the USA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. With a perfect 10-0 record towards the end, his team won a gold medal and a spot in the 2000 Olympics.

Kidd participated in the 2008 Olympics, when the team won its second gold medal after the 2000 Games by going unbeaten once more.

The team was given the nickname “Redeem Team” and was named the best team in the world after failing to win the 2002 FIBA World Championship and the 2004 Summer Olympics.

As a result, Kidd amassed a total of five gold medals while competing for his country. Three gold medals from the Olympic qualifying competitions, one from the Sydney Games in 2000, and one from the Beijing Games in 2008.

Coaching Career

On June 12, 2013, Jason was hired head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, replacing interim coach P. J. Carlesimo.

Jason is the third individual to make his NBA coaching debut the season after leaving the playing field since the ABA-NBA merger. On November 5, Jason’s first game in charge ended with a 104-88 victory over the Utah Jazz.

On November 28, the NBA fined Kidd $50,000 for telling Tyshawn Taylor to purposely collide with him and drop a cup of soda on the court.

In order for his side to prepare a last-minute offensive move against the Lakers, the step was taken to halt the game.

Jason Kidd as a coach (Source: Wikipedia)

The player was moved to the Milwaukee Bucks after one season, where he served as head coach for four years before being let go in the middle of the 2018 season. The Los Angeles Lakers then hired Jason as an assistant coach on July 31, 2019.

When the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games in 2020, the California native won his second NBA championship. At whatever level, it was his first position as a coach.

Jason is currently a coach with the Dallas Mavericks.

A more welcoming atmosphere than that which existed under former coach Rick Carlisle has been praised to Jason and Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison.

They are credited with enhancing the team’s organizational culture as well.

Charged with DWI

On July 15, 2012, Jason Kidd was detained by Southampton Town police and accused of misdemeanor drunk driving.

The police said that Kidd’s car hit a telephone pole at two in the morning and ended up in some woods not far from his house.


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What is the Relationship status of Jason Kidd?

First Marriage

Jason Kidd wed Joumana in 1997. Trey Jason, the twins Jazelle and Miah, and the player’s third child with Joumana were all born. The marriage, however, was short-lived.

In January 2001, Jason assaulted Joumana and was charged with domestic abuse. He later entered a guilty plea. As part of his guilty deal, Kidd was sentenced to six months of anger management counseling.

Jason completed the necessary counseling and attended the remaining sessions on his own. Jason and his wife were both enthusiastic churchgoers and were believed to have made amends totally.

However, things only grew worse. Jason filed for divorce on January 9, 2007, citing “severe abuse” during their relationship.

The participant attributed the divorce to extreme paranoia, acute envy, and the danger of making “false domestic violence charges” to the police.

On February 15, 2007, Joumana Kidd filed a counterclaim for divorce, alleging that the NBA player shattered her rib. She added that, among other things, Jason had hurt her hearing by slamming her head into a car’s center console.

Second Marriage

In 2008, Jason Kidd began dating Porschla Coleman, who had also recently ended her previous relationship, after getting divorced from Joumana.

The couple’s relationship is not well known. However, their romance developed fast, and in January 2010, the couple gave birth to their first child.

After a 13-month engagement, the pair got married on September 10, 2011. Cooper and Noah were Coleman and Kidd’s subsequent daughters.

Jason routinely tweets images of his kids playing basketball well and following in his footsteps.

Jason Kidd and his wife, Porschla Coleman (Source: liverampup.com)

Player Profile

Only John Stockton has more assists and steals than Jason did at the end of his NBA career. Five times, he served as the NBA’s assistant captain.

His 107 career triple-doubles place him fourth all-time in the Hall of Fame, only after Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, and Russell Westbrook.

While not his main objective, the athlete had an impact on games by making precise passes and involving his teammates. He is also regarded by many as one of the top guard rebounders in league history.

How was the Networth Value of Jason Kidd?

It is estimated that the legendary player is worth $75 million.

His career earnings in the NBA came to close to $188 million. Kidd’s career successes made it possible for him to earn enormous wealth.

With the Dallas Mavericks, he had the highest-paying contract and made more than $21 million in 2009. Similar to that, his final contract with the New York Knicks was valued little about $10 million annually.

The native of California is also still earning a big salary as an NBA coach. As a Brooklyn Nets assistant coach, he earned about $1 million annually.

Similarly, during his four years with the Bucks, he earned $8 million.

In addition, he is now receiving a lucrative salary as the Memphis Grizzlies’ head coach. Kidd’s contract at the moment pays him $7 million annually.

Social Media

31.3k followers on Instagram
Facebook: 1 Million followers
Twitter: 564.9k followers

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