Jason Kidd was named to the All-Defensive First Team by the NBA's coaches for the fourth time Thursday. Kidd received nine First Team votes and 10 Second Team votes, tying him with Kobe Bryant for the final spot on the First Team. It is the seventh All-Defensive selection for Kidd. He has been named to the Second Team three times. Jason Collins and Richard Jefferson each received one vote for Second Team. Meanwhile, ESPN.com called Kidd the 7th best point guard of all-time.
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