New York Knicks Don’t Expect Jason Kidd to Retire

by May 22, 2013
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Despite hints at this being his final season in the NBA, Jason Kidd’s employer expects him back on the court in 2013-14. The New York Knicks say they have received no indication that Kidd is prepared to walk away from the game (and his contract). Per the NY Post: “‘We had a great meeting with Jason,’ Gm Glen Grunwald said. ‘He was a big part of our success and we look forward to having him back next year.’ Asked if Kidd, 40, hinted about having to reevaluate his future despite two years and $6.2 million left on his pact, Grunwald said, ‘Not yesterday. It sounded like he was coming back.’ However, Mike Woodson piped in, ‘I thought he was [coming back] based on our conversation. But that could change, you never know.’ Tyson Chandler, Kidd’s buddy, said Monday Kidd needed to have a fresh mind before thinking about his future. It’s unlikely Kidd would want to end his Hall-of-Fame career on a 10-game scoreless drought and two consecutive second-half benchings.”