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Jason Kidd tries his luck at three-point shootout after Nets practice (VIDEO)

Feb 11, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

Jason Kidd is in his first year as head coach of the Nets, and he retired following last season’s campaign with the Knicks for a reason.

After working hard throughout his 19-year career to become a high-percentage shooter from three-point distance, Kidd seemed to lose his shot entirely in his final games in New York, most noticeably during the postseason.

With the racks of balls already on the court in order for Joe Johnson to prepare for his appearance at the three-point contest in New Orleans during All-Star weekend, Kidd tried his luck, going through all five racks of balls.

The result? Pretty much what you’d expect from someone who was forced into retirement in large part due to the disappearance of his shooting stroke.

  1. marbulz - Feb 11, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    He wasn’t a good player just because he shot threes he was a good player for different reasons also so give the guy some slack first year coaching yeah it’s hard yeah first half was horrible second half not too bad he comes around give him break.

  2. timb12 - Feb 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    That’s how the 3 point contest could be even better. Get some retired players in there like Chris Mullin. That’d be really cool to see.

    • calkinsrob - Feb 11, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      Good Idea!! Can you imagine Larry Bird at this age still dominating? Id probably still bet my money on Larry legend haha!

      • ProBasketballPundit - Feb 12, 2014 at 12:18 AM

        Larry Bird would sleepwalk his way to the 3-point shooting title. I heard that at some point during his tenure in the front office he joined the Pacers players in a shoot-around, nailed a few consecutive threes, dropped the ball and said, “It’s too easy.” Or something like that. I don’t think he’ll ever lose his stroke.

    • dinofrank60 - Feb 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      That’s a pretty good idea. Mullin, Reggie Miller, Dale Curry, Jim Paxson, Steve Kerr, Dale Ellis. Do it!!!

  3. dinofrank60 - Feb 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    JKidd was a fine player and will someday be in the HOF. He could dish, he could play defense. He could rebound; he had a lot of skills. But he was not a great 3-pt shooter. JKidd would tell you that, himself. That stroke needed a lot of work. And got a lot of work.

    • unknownprodigy - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      well you couldn’t eave him open in his shooting prime

  4. vikesdynasty - Feb 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    How do you lose your shooting touch? That’s rather odd. Athleticism? That would be a different story

    • nykfanwakemeupin2015 - Feb 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Shooting a basketball from long range is not something that stays with you without practicing

  5. j0esixpack - Feb 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Pau Gasol for Jason Kidd straight up.

  6. flyii - Feb 12, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    That’s pretty cool.

  7. davidly - Feb 12, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Eleven of twenty-two is not bad for somebody who is out of basketball shape and shot a mere* 35% (with hands in his face) for his career, during which he outplayed most of his peers in every other aspect of the game.

    *Expressions such as these should not be taken for granted, ie. forever understood in the context from which they emanate. That is: Contrary to popular fan-wisdom, there are no scrubs in the NBA.

    • zerole00 - Feb 12, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Did you typo somewhere? 11 of 22, AKA 50%, is ridiculously good from the 3-point range.

      • davidly - Feb 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

        Yes, it is. That’s what I mean by “not bad” – it’s a deliberate ironic understatement to the original post, which I was commenting on and which makes it sound like Kidd’s result isn’t good.

  8. unknownprodigy - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    jason kidd isn’t shooting as good, but he still got stroke #gonets

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