Nets team history retired jerseys

Nets team history retired jerseys

On October 17, 2013, before the Nets’ NBA preseason game against the Heat, the Nets officially retired the No. 5 jersey of the team’s former All-Star point guard and current team head coach Jason Kidd. Former Nets president Thorne attended Kidd’s NBA jersey retirement ceremony, where he highly praised the current Nets head coach.

Kidd’s former teammates Marshall and Kittles were also present at his jersey retirement ceremony, to which Kidd said with deep emotion, “I hope you guys understand that when my jersey goes up, I think our jerseys all go up together.”

Kidd spent six and a half valuable seasons with the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game for the team. In his first season with the Nets, he helped the team to a surprising 52-30 record. In total, Kidd played in 506 regular season games and 78 playoff games with the Nets. Under Kidd’s leadership, the Nets made team history by playing over a 50 percent winning percentage for six consecutive years, and with Kidd’s help, the Nets made the playoffs every time, including two trips to the finals.

Kidd’s No. 5 is the seventh jersey retired in Bucks history, with the previous retired numbers being: (No. 3) Drazen Petrovic, (No. 4) Wendell Rand, (No. 23) John Williams, (No. 25) Bill Melcioni, No. 32 (Julius Erving), and (No. 52) Buck Williams.

Nets retired Jerseys