Kidd plans to return, but still thinking

May, 30, 2013
5/30/13
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Jason Kidd said his plan is to return for another season with the New York Knicks.

But the future Hall of Fame point guard says he will contemplate his future and potential retirement in the coming week.

"I am thinking about it," Kidd said at Justin Tuck's charity billiards event at Slate in Manhattan to benefit Tuck's R.U.S.H. for literacy charity. "We'll see. I have to make a decision.

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Pat Lovell/USA TODAY SportsJason Kidd is pondering whether to return for his 20th NBA season.
"But right now I plan on coming back," he added. "Next couple of days or a week or so I am going to think about seeing if I should keep playing or try something different."

Kidd, 40, played a key role in helping turn the Knicks around. They won 54 games in the regular season, but Kidd struggled in the playoffs.

Kidd went scoreless in his last 10 games of the postseason and missed his final 18 shots of the season.

"It happens," Kidd said of his shooting woes in the playoffs that led to reduced playing time. "I'm 40 years old."

"You got to go with the guy that is playing," Kidd added. "Pablo [Prigioni] was playing great."

Kidd said he wasn't bothered by having to sit more than he would have liked in the playoffs. He did say that when he contemplates his future, he will be honest with himself and where he is at mentally.

"No. 1, I got to be honest with myself," Kidd said. "I got to see if I can mentally still do the grind all over again, so we'll see."

"It has never been about the money," he added. "The game is about winning. It is not about the money."

Kidd said he has potential post-basketball options that include working in the media or coaching. Right now, though, the plan at this moment is returning to the Knicks for another season.

"Yeah that's the plan," Kidd said. "I just really been relaxing and enjoying the family. Haven't really thought about basketball. Going to think about basketball in the next couple of days. Hopefully this weekend."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2