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Jason Kidd ’92 to be Inducted Into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
Jason Kidd, a 1992 graduate of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School and member of the Naismith Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced this week.
Kidd won two state championships (’91 and ’92) with the Pilots under the leadership of Coach Frank LaPorte. During his high school career, he was named All-American two years in a row, Player of the Year for Northern California (3 years) and California Player of the Year (3 years). Kidd also received the Naismith Award as nation’s top high school player his senior year, and Parade and USA Today High School Player of the Year.
Having received countless college offers from around the nation, Kidd committed to University of California, Berkeley, where he was a standout star. There, he received nationwide attention, being named National Freshman of the Year and Pac-12 Player of the Year, among other accolades. Kidd was inducted into the California Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Kidd was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft, the beginning of a successful 19-year NBA career. Most recently, he served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, followed by four years as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Former SJND Men’s Basketball Coach Gordie Johnson, a close friend of Kidd’s, will honor Kidd at the 40th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet on May 2, 2019 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Fellow 2019 Inductees include Dave Dravecky (San Francisco Giants), Brad Gilbert (tennis pro), Keena Turner (San Francisco 49ers) and Tara VanDerveer (Stanford Women’s Basketball). Click here to purchase tickets or sponsorship.