Jason Kidd Named Dallas Mavericks Head Coach
DALLAS – Hall of Fame point guard and Cal men's basketball great Jason Kidd has been officially announced as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, bringing the Golden Bear full circle with the organization.
Kidd, a 10-time All-Star and winner of five NBA assists titles, had two stints with the Mavericks during his professional playing career and was originally drafted by Dallas with the No. 2 pick in 1994. After he was traded away in December 1996, Kidd returned to Dallas in February 2008 and played five seasons in addition to starring on the 2010-11 championship squad.
News of Kidd's agreement with Dallas broke last week and the Mavericks made it official on Monday, June 28.
The National Freshman of the Year in 1992-93, Kidd lifted Cal to national prominence during his two-year career in Berkeley. He led the country with 110 steals and guided Cal to its first Sweet 16 appearance in 33 years during his rookie campaign, and followed it up by earning Pac-10 Player of the Year and AP All-America First Team honors after dishing out an NCAA-best 272 assists (9.1 APG) as a sophomore in 1993-94. Kidd set the Cal record for career steals with 204.
Kidd is 183-190 as an NBA head coach, having previously led the Brooklyn Nets (2013-14) and Milwaukee Bucks (2014-18). He's spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, helping guide the franchise to the 2020 championship.
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