The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they will retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 jersey.
Jason Kidd, Nets current head coach and former franchise player, will have his jersey retired on October 17, 2013. The jersey retirement will take place before Brooklyn’s preseason matchup against Miami.
“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.” (Via NBA.com)
Kidd played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001-08. He averaged about 15 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals per game during his time with New Jersey. The ceremony is reportedly taking place during the preseason since Kidd is expected to be suspended during the first game of the regular season, due to his DUI charge.