The name Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd are about as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly; they just go together.
Kidd threw the alley and RJ got the oop during the then-New Jersey Nets’ magical back-to-back Eastern Conference Championship years in 2002 and 2003.
The Nets ran a Pete Carril-inspired Princeton motion offense and were the truth. The team was Guided by head coach, Byron Scott and assistant coaches, Eddie Jordan, Lawrence Frank and Mike O’Koren, the Nets’ roster included the likes of Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Kerry Kittles, Keith Van Horn, Jefferson and Jason Collins.
Jefferson and Kidd had chemistry and Jefferson thinks the world of Kidd. “He is a generational player,” Jefferson told Hype Magazine’s Landon Buford.
“He is second all-time in assists and one of the best triple-doubles in the history of this league. He was a champion and a ten-plus time All-Star.”
They even did commericals together!
“He has had success as a coach making the playoffs and the way he saw the game it was different from everyone. I think this is just the combination of all the hard work he has put in.”