Which Mavs’ players earn spots in Jason Kidd’s all-time starting five alongside LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Shaquille O’Neal?

Choices appear to go hand-in-hand with personal perceptions. For instance, Jason Kidd made his selection for the NBA all-time starting five. Anyone with the same opportunity as Kidd has the liberty to pick any player they want based on reasons known only to them.

However, Kidd’s decision to include two of his players alongside a retired veteran like Shaq, as well as active players LeBron and Curry in his NBA all-time starting five, should be respected by everyone.

Jason Kidd’s all-time starting five revealed

In an exclusive interview with Fadeaway World, Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd revealed his all-time starting five lineup for the NBA. When asked if he could choose his starting five lineup, Kidd responded, “Players playing today or past players? Oh, any. Great question. I have to put Luka and Kai on there. You got LeBron James, you would have to go with Shaq. I should put a shooter on there, so let’s put Steph in there.”

Kidd selected two of his own players first who are Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. He also opted for the legendary LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, both of whom he faced during his illustrious career. Kidd added the accurate shooter Stephen Curry to the lineup to complete it, highlighting the value of having a shooter on the team. Kidd’s choices reflected his deep understanding of the game and his personal experiences competing against some of the greatest players in NBA history.

When did Kidd become Mavs HC?

Jason Kidd became the head coach (HC) for the Dallas Mavericks on June 28, 2021. The Dallas Mavericks organization made an official announcement of his appointment as well as the hiring of the president of basketball operations and the general manager Nico Harrison.

Kidd thanked the Los Angeles Lakers for letting him work as an assistant coach under Frank Vogel, where he helped them win the title in 2019–20. The Mavericks benefited from Kidd’s playing and coaching experience as a point guard. Before that, he led the Brooklyn Nets in 2013–14, and spent part of four seasons leading the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jason Kidd
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The goals of the Mavericks depended on Kidd’s ability to discover the full potential of their top players, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. This endeavor would require strong support from general manager Nico Harrison, a former Nike executive with a history of player relationships, contract negotiations, and a solid reputation within the league. Building a consistent title-contending team around Doncic would be crucial for the Mavericks’ future success and for retaining their young star.

Shariare Hasib

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Shariare Hasib is an NBA Editor at SportsKnot. With a master's degree in journalism from a prestigious university, Shariare started writing about the sport during his undergraduate years. Since then, he has been fascinated by LeBron James' lasting impact as well as Stephen Curry's incredible consistency. He specializes in live basketball coverage. Apart from reporting on trade speculations and match updates during off-season activities, Shariare frequently interacts with fan communities to stay abreast of the constantly evolving NBA scene.


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