Brooklyn Nets: The Nets’ All-Time Starting 5

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Jason Kidd speaks during his jersey retirement ceremony. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Jason Kidd speaks during his jersey retirement ceremony. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Point Guard – Jason Kidd

We kick off the lineup with the most obvious player to make the lineup, Jason Kidd. During Kidd’s time with the Nets, the team experienced the most success they ever have since their move from the ABA to the NBA. Two straight Eastern Conference Championships. Four Division Championships. Six Playoff appearances. All of these accomplishments may not be major to franchises like the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. But these moments are special to Nets fans who had to suffer multiple losing seasons before Kidd’s Arrival.

When Kidd arrived, he was coming to a team that won 26 games the season before his arrival. In his first season with the team, the team won double the amount of games they won the season before. Finishing with a 52-30 record, the team looked new, rejuvenated and ready for a playoff run. They would go on to win those back to back Eastern Conference titles starting that season. Talk about making an impact

Not only did Kidd experience all around team success while in New Jersey, he achieved a number of solo accomplishments as well. Five All-Star appearances, Two All-NBA First Teams, One All-NBA Second Team, Two NBA All-Defensive First Teams, Four NBA All-Defensive Second Teams, Two time NBA assist leader, and an NBA Skills Challenge championship make up his great list of accomplishment while with the team. Also, Kidd was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.

Safe to say Kidd has earned his spot in Nets history and on this list. His time spent with the team is something fans will never forget and many NBA fans think of when bringing up the Nets franchise. Sadly, both his stints as both a player and head coach with the franchise ended on bad terms. However, Kidd is still remembered fondly by Nets fans. It was simply time to move on both times and head in a new direction. Now three years later, angered Nets fans finally may start to show love to a man who is without a doubt on the Nets’ Mount Rushmore.