What is Jason Kidd’s Net Worth?
Jason Kidd is an American basketball coach and former player who has a net worth of $85 million. Jason Kidd serves as the head coach of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. As a player with that team in 2011, he won an NBA championship title. Kidd also played with the Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks, and coached for the Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Lakers.
Jason Kidd was born on March 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California to Irish-American mother Anne and African-American father Steve. He was brought up in an affluent area of Oakland. Kidd demonstrated his athletic aptitude early on in life, and was highly scouted for Amateur Athletic Union teams and tournaments. As a teen, he went to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, where he was a star basketball player. Kidd led his team to consecutive state championships, and was given the Naismith Award in his senior year.
For college, Kidd went to the University of California, Berkeley, which hadn’t won a conference title in basketball since 1960. He was an immediate success with the Golden Bears, earning Freshman of the Year honors and an All-Pac-10 team selection. Moreover, Kidd helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament, where they upset Duke before falling to Kansas. He had another incredible year after this, when he became the first sophomore ever to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year honors. Once again, the Golden Bears made it to the NCAA Tournament, but this time fell in the first round to Green Bay.
NBA Playing Career, 1994-2008
In the 1994 NBA draft, Kidd was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks. He had a strong debut with the team, sharing Rookie of the Year honors with the Detroit Pistons’ Grant Hill. However, things took a turn for the worse the following season, as Kidd clashed with both his coaches and fellow teammates Jamal Mashburn and Jim Jackson. He was subsequently traded to the Phoenix Suns in the midst of the 1996-97 season. Kidd had his best season with the Suns in 1998-99, when he averaged career highs in points, rebounds, and steals. Although plagued by injury the next season, he recovered in time to help the Suns advance to the second round of the playoffs. In his final season with the team in 2001, Kidd posted six 30-plus-point games.
Kidd was traded to the New Jersey Nets in the summer of 2001. In his first season with the team, he led the Nets to their first 50-win season ever. He continued his success by leading the team to the playoffs, and then to the Nets’ first-ever NBA Finals appearance, where they fell to the Los Angeles Lakers. Kidd led the Nets to the NBA Finals again in 2002-03, this time losing to the San Antonio Spurs. The team went on to make it to the playoffs in each of the subsequent five seasons. In 2007, Kidd had a career highlight when he and Vince Carter both recorded triple-doubles in the same game, making them the first teammates to do so since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989.
Final NBA Playing Years
In early 2008, Kidd returned to his original team, the Dallas Mavericks. He helped lead the team to the playoffs in all five of his seasons through 2012, and won the NBA championship with the team in 2011 against the Miami Heat. Kidd spent his final playing year with the New York Knicks. In his first and only season with the team in 2012-13, he led the Knicks to their first 50-win season since 1999-2000. Advancing to the playoffs, they ultimately fell to the Indiana Pacers. Kidd retired after the end of the season.
National Team Playing
Beyond the NBA, Kidd played on the US men’s national basketball team. With the team, he won gold medals at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics in Sydney and Beijing, respectively. Kidd also won gold medals with the team at the FIBA Americas Championships in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
Shortly after his retirement from playing, Kidd became the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. His tenure was clouded early on by unruly behavior, including a misdemeanor DWI that suspended him for two games. Kidd managed to turn things around by 2014, earning two Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors and leading the Nets to the playoffs. Following this, Kidd became the head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. In his first season guiding the team, he led the Bucks to the playoffs. After a disappointing 2015-16 season, he led the team to the playoffs again in 2016-17. However, due to a poor subsequent season in 2017-18, Kidd was fired by the Bucks.
In 2019, Kidd became an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team went on to win the NBA championship title in 2020 by defeating the Miami Heat, the same team Kidd won the title against as a player with the Mavericks. Later, in the summer of 2021, Kidd returned to the Mavericks as the team’s head coach. In this position, he helped transform the team’s recent, notoriously poor defense into one of the best defenses in the NBA. The Mavericks went on to win their first two playoff series since 2011, before falling in the Western Conference Finals.
Kidd wed his first wife, actress and journalist Joumana, in 1997. In 2001, he was arrested for physically abusing her; he was consequently ordered to take an anger management course. The couple had three children before divorcing in 2007. Four years after that, Kidd married former model Porschla Coleman.
In 2001 Jason paid $2.75 million for a 12,000 square-foot mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey. The home was located just a few doors down from a mansion owned by his then-teammate Vince Carter. Jason sold this home in 2013 for $3.4 million.
In 2009 Jason paid a tad under $6 million for a 13,000 square foot mansion sitting on two acres in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He listed the home for sale in August 2012 for roughly the same as his purchase price and ultimately accepted $5 million a few years later. Fast forward to April 2022 and the home sold for $14 million.
In 2012 Jason paid $5 million for a mansion in the Hamptons hamlet of Water Mill. He sold this property in May 2015 for $7.1 million.
Also in 2012 Jason paid $4.3 million for a condo near Lincoln Square in New York City. He sold this property in 2018 for $4.8 million.