Jason Kidd: Coaching Is Fun And It's Hard


Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash have been notified that each will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hill has previously been inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, but he'll now receive the game's highest honor, having starred not only for the Duke Blue Devils while in college, but over an 18-year NBA career.

The Mavericks drafted Kidd with the second overall pick in 1994, and he played in Dallas first from 1994-96 and again in 2018-12 as part of Dallas' 2011 title squad. Nash now serves as general manager of the Canadian national team, and has a minor player development role with the Golden State Warriors. The 112.7 points per 100 possessions his 2009-10 Suns averaged were more than any team scored in 30 years until Golden State averaged 115.2 per 100 possessions two seasons ago. Then there's his NBA career: Rookie of the Year; 7-time All-Star; 5-time All-NBA. He was the all-time leader in steals at the time of his retirement in 1993.

Hill also played in the league for 19 years, but saw many injuries throughout his career.

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A seven-time All-Star, the native of Dallas was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Joining the trio is Maurice Cheeks, former 76ers guard and current Thunder assistant. Prior to his consulting days, Nash was an eight-time All-Star in the league and is still considered to be one of the best point guards of all-time. He scored 17,387 points and totaled 10,335 assists across his career.

He has often been forgotten in regards to the Hall of Fame, but he won't be anymore.