After two record-breaking seasons at Cal, Jason Kidd was selected in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.
Since then, he carved out an amazing career as a floor general.
He finished his rookie season as Co-Rookie of the Year with the Mavericks. In his sophomore campaign, he was traded to the Suns in a blockbuster trade.
In the five seasons he was in Phoenix, he led the league in minutes and assists several times. They made the playoffs in each of those five seasons and Kidd rose to the top of the assists ranks in the Association.
In 2001, he was traded away to the New Jersey Nets to team up with Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson. They reached two NBA Finals and were an annual contender in the Eastern Conference. After their reign had ended, Kidd was moved back to the Mavericks. That was where he gained his own NBA ring, in a limited role.
Over his 19 seasons, Kidd racked up 100 triple-doubles, which is third all-time. He also broke the top-10 in several categories: assists, steals, minutes played, 3-pt field goals, games played, and career assist average.
He finished top 10 in assists in 16 of his 19 seasons and finished top 10 in steals 12 of the 19 seasons.
Jason Kidd has the trophy case of a first ballot Hall of Famer and the only thing missing was an MVP trophy. Currently, Kidd coaches the Milwaukee Bucks. Although entering the Hall of Fame as a coach may be a long shot, but as a player it’ll be no surprise when Kidd gets in.
He is eligible in 2018.