Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history.
The thought of retirement first began to creep into the New York Knicks point guard’s mind around the All-Star break. But he didn’t think seriously about it until recently. Over the weekend, at a wedding in Georgia, he made the decision.
“I think it is the right time,” Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. “When you think about 19 years, it has been a heck of a ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move on and think about maybe coaching or doing some broadcasting.”