Jason Kidd Biography

( 1973 - )
January 15, 2019
First published on:March 15, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Jason Kidd

Date of Birth: 1973, March 23
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Name Jason Frederick Kidd
Birth Place San Francisco
Famous Name Jason Kidd
Father Steve Kidd
Mother Anne Kidd
Net Worth $73 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Currently Working For NBA
Currently Married Yes
Married to Porschla Coleman (m. 2011), Joumana Kidd (m. 1997)
Divorce Joumana Kidd (Div.2007)
Children Jazelle Kidd, Miah Kidd, Trey Jason Kidd

Jason Frederick Kidd better known as Jason Kidd is an American basketball coach and retired basketball point guard who played in the NBA. He is a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, with a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Most recently he was the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. 

 

He married twice in his life. Together with his first ex-wife, Joumana Kidd, he shared three children. Since 2011, he is married to Porschla Coleman and has two children together. As of 2019, his net worth is $73 million. 

Jason Kidd Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2019, Jason Kidd has an estimated net worth of $73 million, mostly earned through his basketball career. His total NBA career is estimated $182,027,968, as a player throughout 19 seasons. Furthermore, as a coach, he made up to $6 million as his salary as coach. 

In 2018, he sold his Fox Point mansion for $2.65 million which he purchased for $2.39 million in 2014. Likewise in September 2018, he sold his Stunning Manhattan Condo for $4.75 Million.

In 2015, he listed his mesmerizing Water Mill house for $7.1 million. 

Jason Kidd Early Life and Education

Jason was born on March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California, the United States. He is American by his nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Jason was born to the economically sound family: African-American father Steve Kidd and Irish- American mother Anne Kidd. He has two sisters named Kim Kidd and Denise Kidd.

He attended the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, where he was a leading player in his team. During that period, he received the Naismith Award as the nation’s top high school player, including a host of individual honors.

He was also named the High School Player of the year by both USA and Parade in his senior year. Numerous numbers of people liked his gameplay. Correspondingly, on January 31, 2012, for his amazing skills, McDonald’s All-Americans honored him as one of the 35 greatest basketball players.

After completing education from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Jason joined to University of California, Berkeley. There he played for the Golden Bears team. Throughout his first season with the university, he earned National Freshman of the Year honors and a spot on the All-Pac-10 team.

Jason Kidd Professional Life

In the 1994 NBA draft, Kidd was picked 2nd overall in the 1st round by the Dallas Mavericks.  He made his professional career debut with Dallas Mavericks after playing two years at Berkeley. In that respect, he shared Rookie of the Year honors with Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons in his first season.

Afterward, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns where he injured in his first game and had to miss more than 20 games. After his recovery, he led his team to the NBA Playoffs for five seasons and was selected for the NBA All-Star team several times.

Jason has also made his career debut with United States National Team in 2000. On that point, he played along with famous All-Star player Gary Payton and Allan Houston. The team won straight eight games and won the top honor for their country.

The same year, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets where the team bid for the 2002 NBA Championship, but lost it in the finals to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Later, in 2004 Jason played with the U.S. Olympic basketball team at the Summer Games in Beijing where a team loses and stand the third position winning the bronze medal. However, in 2008, he made his team to finals and won a gold medal for the home country.

Similarly, he returned to the Dallas Mavericks and won the NBA championship defeating Miami Heat in Finals. It was the Mavericks first Championship Victory.  
  
 In 2012, Jason joined the New York Knicks with a contract of 3 years under $ 9.5 million. Nevertheless, he played for only one year and announced his retirement.

In 2014, he became coach of Milwaukee Bucks before serving as a head coach for Brooklyn Nets. Since then, he has been working for team Milwaukee.

Jason Kidd Personal Life

Jason Kidd was married to an actress and journalist, Joumana Kidd. The two tied knot in 1997. Later four years in January, Kidd was arrested and pleaded guilty to a domestic violation charge for assaulting his wife Joumana.

As part of his pleading, Kidd was ordered to attend anger management classes for six months. After he completed the mandatory counseling, he continued to attend on his own. He and his spouse were both active in their church and were thought to have finally reunited.

However, on 9th January 2007, Kidd filed for divorce, citing "extreme cruelty" during their marital affair.  

The couple has three children: Trey Jason (T.J.), born October 12, 1998, and twins Miah and Jazelle, born September 26, 2001.

On September 10, 2011, Jason married his girlfriend, Porschla Coleman, a former model. With his second wife, he is blessed with two children. 

Talking about his physique, Jason Kidd stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs only 95 kg. 


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