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Jason Kidd’s Net Worth: Coaching Helps Add to His Big Fortune
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NBA benches mirror NFL sidelines. Assistant coaches are solely responsible for the offensive and defensive aspects of the game, focusing on the minute details of each possession. The coaches spread on the bench also serve as sounding boards when the head coach is calculating his next move.

For the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Kidd is that man for Frank Vogel.

Kidd has been through it all in the basketball world. The half Irish/half African-American Oakland native rose through high school and college to become one of the best point guards and triple-double threats in NBA history.

Kidd then made the transition to the coaching world. In Los Angeles, he’s experiencing the bench from a new angle as the highest-paid assistant coach in the NBA.

Early Life & High School

Jason Frederick Kidd was born in San Francisco, California on March 23, 1973. He attended St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in nearby Alameda where he excelled as one of the top players in the country.

As a senior, the American basketball player averaged 25 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, and 7 steals en route to a state championship. He gathered plenty of national awards:

— Mr. Basketball USA (1992)

— Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1992)

— 2x First-Team Parade All-American

— 2x California Mr. Basketball

— McDonald’s All-American (1992)

— 35 of the Greatest Boys McDonald’s All-Americans (2012)

After high school, Kidd chose to stay close to home and play for the University of California, Berkeley.

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College Career

The point guard helped resurrect the Cal basketball program with nifty passes, sharp shooting, rebounding, and pesky defense. In Kidd’s freshman year, the Bears won 11 more games than the previous season.

Kidd led Cal to an upset over two-time defending champion Duke in the second round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament. They wound up falling to Kansas 93-76 in the Sweet 16.

He kept the ball rolling as a sophomore, averaging 16.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 9.1 assists. Cal had a 22-win season but fell to Green Bay in the first round of the ’94 NCAA Tournament.

After the season, Kidd added more awards and announced he was taking his talents to the National Basketball Association.

— Consensus First-Team All-American (1994)

— USBWA National Freshman of the Year (1993)

— Pac-10 Player of the Year (1994)

— Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1993)

— NCAA season assists leader (1994)

— NCAA season steals leader (1993)

— No. 5 Retired by California Golden Bears

NBA Career & Earnings

Kidd was the second-overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He quickly proved his worth as a rookie by increasing the Mavs’ win total by 23 games.

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Kidd established himself as a household name with the Phoenix Suns and New Jersey Nets. He made the Nets championship contenders, leading the disgruntled franchise to the 2002 and 2003 NBA Finals.

The top draft pick returned to Dallas and captured the 2011 NBA title alongside Dirk Nowitzki. The five-time All-NBA First Team member retired after the 2012-13 season with the New York Knicks.

Kidd finished second all-time in career assists and steals, and 10th in 3-point field goals made.

— NBA Champion (2011)

— 10x NBA All-Star

— 5x All-NBA First Team

— All-NBA Second Team (2003)

— 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team

— 5x NBA All-Defensive Second Team

— NBA Co-NBA Rookie of the Year with Grant Hill (1995)

— NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)

— 5x NBA Assists leader

— 2x NBA Sportsmanship Award

Kidd was a member of the United States gold-medal winning basketball teams for the 2000 and 2008 Olympic games. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Per Spotrac, Kidd earned $182,027,968 over 19 seasons.

Coaching Career

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After concluding his time on the court, the former player immediately transitioned to the bench as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. In his first season, Brooklyn lost in the 2014 Eastern Conference semifinals to the Miami Heat.

The following season, Kidd’s coaching rights were secured by the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for two second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2019. Kidd led the Bucks to the playoffs in two of his three full seasons, but lost in the first round each appearance. He was fired 45 games into the 2017-18 season.

The professional basketball coach took a year off and landed a role as the lead assistant with the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers in 2019.

It’s unclear what the details of the contract are, but we can assume it’s somewhere in the ballpark of Ty Lue’s four-year, $6.5 million dollar deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Lue’s contract made him the highest-paid assistant at the time.

Personal Life

The nine-time NBA All-Defensive team member married Joumana Kidd in 1997. After a domestic abuse scandal and subsequent anger management classes, the couple split in 2007. They have three children together: son Trey Jason (TJ) and twin daughters Miah and Jazelle.

The former NBA player married Porschla Coleman in 2011. They have two kids.

Jason Kidd Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jason Kidd’s estimated net worth is $75 million.

With so many coaching vacancies and head coaching experience coming at a premium, Kidd’s name is in the mix to land another lead job.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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