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Jason Kidd retires after 19 seasons

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Jason Kidd retired Monday from the NBA after 19 seasons, ending one of the greatest careers for a point guard.

Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in assists and steals, and was a 10-time All-Star. But he struggled in the playoffs for the Knicks shortly after turning 40.

He averaged 12.6 points, 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.93 steals in a career that also included a stop in Phoenix.

COURTS: Authorities said former Hawks star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide in a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta.

Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen said the 46-year-old Blaylock is also charged with driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain his lane in the Friday crash.

Police said Blaylock was driving an SUV that crossed the center line and hit a van. A van passenger, 43-year-old Monica Murphy, died hours later. Her husband survived.

GRIZZLIES: Lionel Hollins doesn’t want to talk to any other teams and wants to continue coaching in Memphis.

Hollins said Monday he thought everything was good after a meeting with team owner Robert Pera and chief executive officer Jason Levien a few days ago, but then heard the Grizzlies had given him permission to talk to other teams.

“People need to know from my perspective that I don’t want to talk to any other teams,” Hollins said. “I want to be here. I told ... the media after our exit interviews that if the team offered me a contract that I felt was fair, I’d sign it the next day.”

NUGGETS: Danilo Gallinari says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February.


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