Jason Terry not only has the distinction of being teammates with Jason Kidd, he also was coached by the Hall of Famer as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets
“The thing about Jason, he is a teacher of the game,” Terry told Dallas reporter, Landon Buford.
“He allowed me to be in every coaching meeting the last two years in Milwaukee and the opportunity to see it. We had this thing called night school… He and I would come in to teach Giannis along with other rookies the game of basketball.”
Kidd was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.
In 1,391 career games, Kidd averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game. He was a 10-time All-Star, the 1994-95 Co-Rookie of the Year with Grant Hill, made the All-Defensive team nine times and was part of the Dallas Mavericks team which won the 2011 championship over the Miami Heat.
Kidd has recorded the second most assists in NBA history, dishing out 12,091. He has also registered the third most triple-doubles of all-time, compiling 107. “It is a tremendous accomplishment, and he deserves every bit of it,” says Terry.
“He is a Hall of Fame player, but not only is he a Hall of Fame player, he is a hall of fame person. This guy is one of my great friends, and we speak a least two to three times a week and what he has done for me, and my family phenomenal. I can not thank him enough.”