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Thorn: Kidd First Demanded a Trade Last Year

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Jason Kidd began demanding a trade a year ago, first to the Lakers, then to the Mavs starting last summer, Rod Thorn told The Record's Ian O'Connor. In his first detailed interview on events leading to the trade, Thorn said discussions with Kidd were often ugly, that Kidd's decision to make his demand public initially hurt the Nets, but Mark Cuban really wanted Kidd, helping to close the deal fairly.