Monday , Jan , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Jason Kidd Plans to Play Until He’s 40

Do you expect to sign a one-year deal – or are you looking to play several more seasons?

JK: I would like to play maybe until I’m 40. I feel great, but we’ll see how that goes. But I would stop at 40. No smalls, no little guys have played until 40, so that would be a great accomplishment.

Are there any more mountains for you to scale in your career?

JK: I would like to end up No. 2 (all-time) in assists and I’d like to move up in the three-point category of makes, so people will say I can shoot.

Have you seriously considered what you want to do after you retire?

JK: Hopefully, I’ll give back to the game. The game has given so much to me. Maybe I can be a mentor and be with a franchise where I can help a point guard or some younger players develop. Or maybe I can be a part of management or ownership. That would be exciting, too.