Jason Frederick Kidd was born March 23, 1973.
Kidd is in his second year coaching in the NBA, and his first leading the Milwaukee Bucks. But most basketball fans know him as one of the greatest basketball players of his generation, and a future NBA Hall of Famer.
Kidd entered the NBA in 1994 after a standout career at Cal. He finished the season as a co-Rookie of the Year with Grant Hill, and went on make the All-Star Game 10 times.
Kidd reached the NBA Finals three times, first with the New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003. In 2011, he made the NBA Finals again and won his only NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks.
Kidd retired in 2013 and immediately went into coaching, spending a season as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Upon his retirement from playing, he left the NBA in second place on the all-time lists for both assists and steals in a career. He was also third all-time in three-pointers made at the time of his retirement.