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Jason Kidd’s Legacy as a Nets Legend as He Heads to the Hall of Fame

Kidd and Thorn will join former Nets Drazen Petrovic and Julius Erving in the Hall of Fame. Petrovic and Erving have their own Nets legacies, but Jason Kidd took the team to new heights.

In the summer of 2001, Rod Thorn sent Stephon Marbury to the Phoenix Suns for Jason Kidd. It was a deal that changed the course of the franchise forever. The year before the deal, the Nets finished 12th in the Eastern Conference at 26-56. The next season, in Kidd’s first year with the team, the Nets won their first Eastern Conference championship in franchise history and finished atop the East with a 52-30 record.