The Brooklyn Nets have announced that the team will retire the No. 5 jersey of current head coach and former captain Jason Kidd prior to their October 17th preseason matchup with the Miami Heat. [...]
“This is a very humbling honor and one that I will always cherish," said Kidd. "There can be no greater recognition of an athlete's time with any team than to have his number retired, and this gesture by the Nets organization validates a very significant portion of my career that was spent as a player with this franchise."
Kidd transformed the New Jersey Nets in the early 2000s, and helped a team that was consummately lottery bound, make the playoffs in six straight seasons, win 4 Atlantic Division titles, and reach the Finals two years straight.