The next assist Jason Kidd throws will be No. 9,000. His 15 dimes Saturday put him at 8,999. In another week or two, there'll be another milestone. Kidd is only 63 assists away from passing Isiah Thomas and moving into the top five passers of all-time. David Moore of the Dallas Morning News says even with perfect health, it will be a long time, if ever, before today's younger points can overtake Kidd.