|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM|
Grant Hill entered the league with super high hopes of being the next Jordan or Dr.J type. Sadly he wasn't able to live up to the lofty goals that the media put on his back. Injuries took over during his prime, and it took about 7 years before he finally played a key role for a NBA team again. He was reborn in Phoenix after being one of the best players in the mid to late 90's.
"I'm glad to say I'm done," Hill said. "I'm officially retired, moving on from playing. I had a great run. I'm announcing it now. ... I've been hinting at it the last few years. You get to a point where you just don't want to do it anymore but I've enjoyed it. I've loved it."
Kidd was consistent for most of his career. He reached the NBA Finals twice with the Nets, and he got his ring in 2011 with the Mavs. Kidd also finished second in MVP voting in 2002 behind Tim Duncan. Kidd retired second behind John Stockton in all-time assists.
Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history.
The thought of retirement first began to creep into the New York Knicks point guard's mind around the All-Star break. But he didn't think seriously about it until recently. Over the weekend at a wedding in Georgia he made the decision.
"I think it is the right time," Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to participate in activities with my kids so it has taken a toll. It is time to move on and think about maybe coaching or doing some broadcasting.