1. Jason Kidd
There was no question who would have the top spot on this list. Jason Kidd is not only the top point guard in Nets history, but he’s one of the best players in Nets’ history, regardless of position.
There is little to no debate that Kidd is destined for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Acquiring Kidd was a franchise-altering move. Kidd, ironically, was acquired in part for the No. 3 player on this list, Stephon Marbury.
Kidd took the Nets to two NBA finals appearances, although the Nets never got over the hump. But the Nets were a 26-win team in the season before Kidd arrived in 2001. Even without an NBA title to show for it, back-to-back NBA Finals appearances is a fantastic team accomplishment that likely wouldn’t have happened without Kidd.
Kidd was a 12-time All-Star, and five of those came as a member of the Nets. Kidd played six full seasons for the Nets (2001-2007), and the team made the playoffs in each of those seasons.
Jason Kidd may have been given a short leash during his time as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, but that will never take away from the fact that he was the best point guard in team history.