SJND Alum Receives Bay Area Sports Honor

Courtesy    Jason Kidd, shown here as a St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Pilot, will be inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. He won two state titles while playing at home in Alameda.

Kidd inducted to Bay Area Hall of Fame

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) alum Jason Kidd has been selected to the 2019 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) induction class. The 2019 induction class will be honored at the BASHOF Enshrinement Banquet on Thursday, May 2, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Kidd graduated from SJND in 1992 after leading the Pilots to back-to-back California Interscholastic Federation basketball state championships. Kidd had a storied career as a member of the Pilots basketball team. He held the school record for most points in a game (46), scored a total of 2661 points (seventh in California prep history) and dished out 1,155 assists. Kidd received many awards during his four years at SJND including the Naismith, Parade and USA Today player of the year awards as a senior. He was also named a McDonald’s All-American and was named the California high school basketball player of the year as a junior and senior.

As a professional, Kidd was a 10-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star, earned co-rookie of the year honors in 1995 and won the 2011 NBA championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last September.

The 2019 induction class was announced Friday, Jan. 25. Kidd will be one of five new members welcomed to the BASHOF. Kidd will join former San Francisco Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky; Oakland native and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist in tennis Brad Gilbert; four-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers Keena Turner; and 23-year Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer.

This year marks the 40th BASHOF class. Each year, BASHOF prepares a ballot and solicits votes from all major media outlets in the Bay Area. From the results of the ballots new inductees are selected. Through 2018, there have been 175 sports dignitaries inducted into the BASHOF.

For more information or to register for the banquet, contact Anthony Savicke at (650) 576-6370.