Jason Kidd is a former basketball player from America who has played for many teams in the NBA, including Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks.
Kidd started the journey in 1994 and retired in 2013. He is most noted for his impressive basketball skills shown in the position of point guard. Of late, the man has been serving Milwaukee Bucks as their head coach.
Early Days and Rise to Fame
Jason was born on March 23, 1973, in San Fransisco, California to an African American father and an Irish American mother, in an upper-middle-class family in Oakland. He attended St. Paschal Baylon School where he started to show his exceptional skills as a basketball player. He was noted as one of the top players in the country when he was in high school as he led his team, under the guidance of coach Frank LaPorte, to win a state championship.
Kidd took his interest and passion for Basketball to the next level when he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. He played basketball extensively in college and landed in Dallas Mavericks in 1994 to begin his professional NBA career. He then started his career being awarded the “Rookie of the year” title and has since then, enjoyed a huge success in his career.
Career Exploits, Retirement, and Earnings
The American former professional basketball player currently serving as the head coach of Milwaukee Bucks has a net worth of $75 million.
Recognized as one of the best point guards of all time, Jason held a high profile before retiring. The former Basketball player retired on June 3, 2013, after one season with the Knicks and 19 seasons in the NBA. Kidd was one of the players of his time who consistently improved their game. He turned himself from a 27 percent chucker in his rookie season in 1995 to the third-most prolific three-point shooter behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller. After retiring from the sport as a professional player in 2013, he coached briefly at Brooklyn Nets and after that moved to Milwaukee Bucks as the head coach.
He played with four different teams in his career and has won many titles for the teams as well as for himself. He has won two gold medals in the Olympics in 2000 and 2008. He is also remembered mostly for winning the NBA Championship in 2011 for his team – Dallas Mavericks.
All these projects and the prize money have contributed greatly to his financial strength. Jason Kidd was ranked #28 on the list of top 50 greatest players of all time, as published in “SLAM” Magazine. A ten-time NBA All-Star and a dominating name in basketball during his professional career, Jason has an estimated asset base of $75 million.
A Peek at His Personal Life
Jason Kidd has married twice and has fathered six children from both marriages. His first marriage was with Joumana, the mother of his three children named Trey Jason, Miah and Jazelle. The couple ended up in divorce after series of domestic abuses by Jason. The man took anger management classes after the incident but that didn’t save the marriage. The couple divorced in 2007.
Currently, Jason is married to Porschla Coleman who is the mother of Jason’s other children. Porschla is an African-American former fashion model born in Gulfport, MS. She gave birth to their first child in January 2010 and they named him Chance Kidd. After their marriage on September 10, 2011, they had their second child named Noah Grace Kidd. Their third child followed in November 2017 and they named her Cooper Anne Kidd
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Jason Kidd leads a luxurious life as a celebrity in his multi-million dollar mansion in Hamptons and likes to drive his 1958 Chevy Impala among many others of his luxury cars.
Jason Kidd Height, Body Stats and Other Facts
Full Name: Jason Fredrick Kidd
Profession: Former NBA player, basketball coach
Height: 6ft 4 in
Weight: 95 kg
Chest: 41 Inches
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 16 inches
Ethnicity: African American
Date of Birth: March 23, 1973
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Marital status: Married to Porschla Coleman
Astrological sign: Aries
Children: Jazelle Kidd, Trey Jason Kidd, Miah Kidd, Cooper Anne Kidd, Chance Kidd and Noah Grace Kidd.
Jason Kidd earnings: $75 million