Jason Kidd came to New Jersey and immediately changed the culture of the franchise on arrival after the Nets made a trade with the Phoenix Suns to bring the triple double machine. Kidd was a seven-time All-Star for the Nets, a three-time All-NBA performer and was named All-Defensive six times.
He was also second in the MVP voting in 2001-02.Kidd led the NBA in assists in 2002-03 and 2003-04, was second in 2001-02, third in 2004-05 and 2006-07 and fifth in 2005-06.
He also finished third in steals in 2001-02 and fifth in 2002-03. With Kidd, the Nets reached the NBA Finals for the first time, getting there in both 2002 and 2003. The Jason Kidd era in New Jersey was the best era in Nets history.