Kidd in 2014
Toni Kukoč playing for the Bucks.
Kidd with the Nets in 2006
Michael Redd playing for the Bucks.
Kidd during his second tenure as a Maverick
Brandon Jennings
Kidd drives to the basket in 2008
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kidd as a Knick guarded by Washington's John Wall
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2006–2015.
Kidd giving instructions to Matthew Dellavedova during his tenure as Bucks coach
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2015–present.
Kidd (second from right) with U.S. President George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, and Deron Williams at the 2008 Olympics
Kidd shooting a jump shot in 2009

After one season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he coached for four seasons until he was fired mid-season in 2018.

- Jason Kidd

On July 1, 2014, the Milwaukee Bucks secured the coaching rights for Jason Kidd from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for two second-round draft picks in the 2015 NBA draft, and the 2019 NBA draft.

- Milwaukee Bucks

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Dallas Mavericks

American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

Mavs' founder Don Carter
Mark Aguirre was traded to the Detroit Pistons in 1989.
Shawn Bradley spent nine seasons with Dallas and ranks second all time in blocked shots
Dirk Nowitzki was acquired by the Mavericks from the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998 and would become the face of the franchise in later years.
Mavericks began playing at the American Airlines Center in 2001.
Kidd drives to the basket during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jason Terry spent eight years with the Mavericks, playing both of the teams' NBA Finals.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban holding the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy during the championship parade.
Monta Ellis (right) and Chandler Parsons (left) each spent two seasons with the Mavericks
Luka Dončić in 2021
The Dallas Mavericks' wordmark logo.
Rick Carlisle, head coach from 2008 to 2021.
Dirk Nowitzki has been selected for the NBA All-Star team 14 times.

Sonju and Carter tried purchasing both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Kansas City Kings, but disagreement on relocation stalled the negotiations, leading them to instead aim for an expansion team.

The Mavericks also wound up with the number two pick in the 1994 NBA draft and picked up Cal point guard Jason Kidd, giving them a solid tandem of Jackson, Mashburn, and Kidd, known as "The Three Js."

Los Angeles Lakers

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Minneapolis team co-owner Benjamin Berger
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. He is described by the NBA's official website as the "first superstar" in league history.
Elgin Baylor (left) and Jerry West (right) led the team to a total of ten NBA Finals appearances in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed "Mr. Clutch", West's silhouette is featured on the NBA's official logo.
Wilt Chamberlain played for Los Angeles for five seasons during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an integral part of their 1971–72 team that is considered one of the best in NBA history.
The Lakers acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975.
Magic Johnson along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the "Showtime" Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s.
Los Angeles drafted James Worthy first overall in 1982. "Big Game James" recorded his only career triple double in the Lakers game seven victory over the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Finals.
Championship banners, Lakers retired jerseys, and honored Minneapolis Lakers banner hanging in the rafters of Crypto.com Arena in 2010
The Lakers at the White House following their 2001 NBA championship
The Lakers with President Barack Obama following their 2010 NBA championship
Frank Vogel, who coached the Lakers for three seasons
LeBron James in 2018
Jerry Buss owned the team from 1979 until his death in 2013.
The Lakers current wordmark, used since the 1999–2000 season. The version shown is used on their Sunday home alternate jerseys.
Former head coach Phil Jackson led the team to five championships.
Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Crypto.com Arena in 2013

The next season the Lakers were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, led by future Laker Lew Alcindor (now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in the Western Conference Finals.

The Lakers then achieved a three-peat by sweeping Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets in the NBA Finals.

Phoenix Suns

American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1968, Jerry Colangelo became the Suns first general manager, at age 28
Paul Westphal led the Suns to their first-ever NBA Finals in 1976
Kevin Johnson was the Suns' point guard for 11 seasons
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
The Suns drafted Amare Stoudemire in 2002; he would become a six-time All Star
After Nash's return to Phoenix in 2004, they won 33 more games than they did the previous season.
A home game against the Sacramento Kings in the 2006–07 season
Shawn Marion, considered a key component of the "7 seconds or less" offense, was traded in 2008 after being drafted by the team in 1999
Alvin Gentry coached the Suns to a Western Conference Finals appearance in 2010.
Devin Booker in 2016
The Phoenix Suns' current wordmark logo.
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
Steve Nash with the Lakers in 2012

The Suns were one of two franchises to join the NBA at the start of the 1968–69 season, alongside the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee.

During his first two seasons in the NBA, he played a supporting role behind star point guards Jason Kidd and Kevin Johnson.

NBA Finals

Annual championship series of the National Basketball Association .

Annual championship series of the National Basketball Association .

Bill Russell (off ball) was a member of one of the first dynasties in the NBA, winning eight straight titles while contending against Wilt Chamberlain (on ball).
The 1980s saw a renewal in the rivalry between the Boston Celtics (green) and the Los Angeles Lakers (gold), combining to win eight titles.
Michael Jordan combined with Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson to win six NBA championships.
Kobe Bryant was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers that won five NBA championships from 2000 to 2010.
Tim Duncan won five championships with the San Antonio Spurs from 1999 to 2014.
Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to both the best regular season and postseason records in NBA history, and 3 championships.

The Milwaukee Bucks also won their first title, defeating the Baltimore Bullets in 1971.

The Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler, and Jason Kidd, won the series 4–2, with Nowitzki being named the Finals MVP.

Nowitzki in 2019

Dirk Nowitzki

German former professional basketball player who is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

German former professional basketball player who is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Nowitzki in 2019
Nowitzki (#41) was the face of the Mavericks franchise from 2004 to 2019.
Nowitzki, 2008
Nowitzki shoots his fade-away jump shot in 2008.
Nowitzki posting up Rashard Lewis in 2011
Nowitzki in 2013
Nowitzki played for the German national basketball team from 1997 to 2015.
Nowitzki playing for Germany in 2015
Nowitzki shooting a free-throw against the Charlotte Bobcats on November 11, 2005

An alumnus of the DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he played his entire 21-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career.

Despite a mid-season trade that brought veteran NBA All-Star Jason Kidd to Dallas, the Mavericks finished seventh in a highly competitive Western Conference.

New York Knicks

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Lapchick was responsible for leading the Knicks during their early success. However, these ventures never culminated with a win in the NBA Finals.
Patrick Ewing played for the Knicks from 1985 to 2000, leading them to the Finals in 1994 and 1999
The current Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.
Isiah Thomas as coach of the Knicks in 2007. He stayed six years on the bench
Larry Brown succeeded Thomas, coaching the Knicks from 2005 to 2006
The Knicks in action at Madison Square Garden in the 2008–09 season.
Mike D'Antoni, head coach of the Knicks from 2008 to 2012
Jeremy Lin was a surprise player that came off the bench during the 2011–12 season.
Mike Woodson, head coach of the Knicks from 2012 to 2014
The Knicks observed their worst-ever regular season record under the stewardship of Phil Jackson, who acted as the president of the franchise from 2013 to 2017.

After defeating the Bullets in the Eastern Division semifinals and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Division finals, the Knicks faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

One week later, the team came to terms with veteran point guard Jason Kidd, who was originally supposed to serve as a backup to Lin.

2006–07 NBA season

The 61st season of the National Basketball Association.

The 61st season of the National Basketball Association.

Jason Kidd and Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets become only the tenth pair of teammates in NBA history to record triple doubles in the same game. Nearly 20 years had passed since the last tandem, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, performed this feat.

Milwaukee Bucks – added new logo and new uniforms, replacing dark green, purple, grey and silver with remained dark green, grey and silver, added red to their color scheme added side panels to their jerseys and shorts.

2001–02 NBA season

The 56th season of the National Basketball Association.

The 56th season of the National Basketball Association.

Milwaukee Bucks – slightly changed their uniforms, added side panels to their jerseys.

G – Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets

Cassell in 2013

Sam Cassell

American professional basketball coach and former point guard who serves as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American professional basketball coach and former point guard who serves as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Cassell in 2013
Cassell signing basketballs with the Clippers
Cassell passes the ball in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks.
Cassell speaking with John Wall.

He also helped the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves reach the Conference Finals of the playoffs in 2001 and 2004 respectively, the latter's first-ever in franchise history, and helped the Los Angeles Clippers to their first-ever playoff series victory in 2006.

On December 27, 1996, just 22 games into the season, he was traded along with Michael Finley, A. C. Green, and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jason Kidd, Tony Dumas, and Loren Meyer.

2015–16 NBA season

The 70th season of the National Basketball Association.

The 70th season of the National Basketball Association.

On December 20, 2015, the Milwaukee Bucks announced that assistant coach Joe Prunty would take on the interim head coach role while Jason Kidd recovers after taking an indefinite leave to have hip surgery.