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Jason Kidd '92 Retires as a Player from the NBA

Jason Kidd, Pilot

After 19 seasons in the NBA, Jason Kidd '92 announced his retirement as a player last spring, having realized the "spectacular promise he displayed as a prep star," one journalist wrote.

Kidd, 40, was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, just 10 days after he retired as a player. Many alumni and former faculty congratulated Kidd on his retirement.

"He played with confidence and always with flare, showing his skills on the court but most importantly his leadership and especially his unselfishness," said former principal Tony Aiello.

"These were qualities very apparent when he was a Pilot, beginning in his freshman year, alongside Calvin Byrd '89 and in leading the Pilots to consecutive Div. 1 state titles. He raised the level of play and helped his teammates excel."

"Thank you Jason Kidd for a spectacular career," added Patrick McAtee '68. "You represented Pilot Spirit well!"   

"He was bound for greatness," the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "that much was clear."

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