The Brooklyn Nets are going to retire Jason Kidd's jersey before a game this fall. No big surprise there, though, right? Kidd was one of the best point guards in NBA history and led the New Jersey Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. So of course they're going to retire his jersey.
However, what is surprising is when they're planning to do it. Rather than retire it before, say, the first regular season game of the 2013-14 NBA Finals, the Nets are going to hang Kidd's jersey in the rafters before—get this—a preseason game at the Barclays Center. Granted, it's a preseason game against the Heat. But still, it's a preseason game!
And why are they choosing to handle it this way? Well, Kidd says it's because he doesn't want to have his jersey retired before a regular season game and have any attention taken away from his players. But there's also a pretty good chance Kidd is going to be suspended for a few games at the start of the upcoming season because of his recent DUI conviction.
So…yeah. You decide why he's really having his retirement ceremony before a preseason game. Either way, it'll take place on October 17. Get your tickets now.
[via Nets Daily]