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LAS VEGAS -- More than 13 years later, Jason Kidd still wonders how many championships he could have won feeding the ball to Tim Duncan in San Antonio.On the day when Duncan announced his retirement after one of the all-time great NBA careers, Kidd revealed Monday that he actually told the San Antonio Spurs he would team up with Duncan when Kidd was the most sought-after free agent in 2003.Calling it the biggest disappointment, Kidd said he still has nightmares about his decision to stay in New Jersey and sign a six-year, $103 million deal with the Nets, who were soon after broken up by new ownership despite having a roster featuring the key players from two consecutive NBA Finals.I thought I was going to be a Spur, Kidd, now the Milwaukee Bucks?coach, said while watching his team during the Las Vegas Summer League on Monday. I committed when I was down there on my visit [to San Antonio].On my flight home, I think I got cold feet, Kidd continued. And sometimes I have nightmares about that. Maybe I could have won a championship or two there. But I got really lucky with Dallas and won a championship.Kidd won his only championship in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks. But he wonders how many more he could have won alongside Duncan, who kept Kidd from winning serious NBA hardware during his prime.During his first season with the Nets after being traded by the Phoenix Suns in a deal for Stephon Marbury, Kidd led New Jersey to a 52-win season and their first Eastern Conference championship before losing to Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryants Los Angeles Lakers.It was perhaps Kidds finest season as he orchestrated a 26-win turnaround from the year before with a MVP-campaign. But Duncan got 12 more first-place votes and the MVP trophy that 2001-02 season.The following season, Kidd led the Nets back to the NBA Finals but fell in six games to Duncan. Not long after that championship loss, Kidd flew to San Antonio for his only free-agent visit.The point guard and his then wife, Joumana, were blown away by the Spurs first-class recruiting pitch. Duncan spent time with the Kidd and tried to convince the All-Star point guard that the Spurs would make things work despite already having a young and talented point guard in Tony Parker.By the end of the trip, Kidd told Gregg Popovich he was a Spur. But his family ultimately wanted to stay in New Jersey. It had been previously reported that Kidd was leaning toward or was ready to join the Spurs before making up his mind to stay. The Nets would sign Alonzo Mourning to a four-year, $22.6 million deal to help sweeten the pot for Kidd.Yeah, there was turbulence on the airplane, Kidd cracked of what changed his mind. I wanted to go to San Antonio, I told them I was coming. I had to tell them that I was changing my mind and staying with the Nets. It was a day later when I had to tell them but when I got back to Jersey, when I started thinking about the process, I felt a little more comfortable staying home.Kidd, though, would regret that decision after the Nets were sold to new owner Bruce Ratner, who opted not to re-sign Kenyon Martin a season later and reduced payroll with the main goal to move to Brooklyn.All these years later, Duncan retires as possibly the games greatest power forward with five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards and 15 All-Star appearances.He was unstoppable, Kidd said of Duncan during that 2003 NBA Finals win over the Nets. You talk about Shaq, I would put Tim Duncan in that same category. Mr. Fundamental, just kept things simple, he is a great teammate, a great player and a great person. When you have those ingredients in a champion, you just want to be a part of that and have an opportunity to play with him.But I only got to play with him in All-Star games and with Team USA. Unfortunately I didnt get to play with him with the Spurs.Kidd wonders what could have been.It is something that I sometimes regret, Kidd said. I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio.When you talk about Duncan, you cant say that I got cheated [out of MVP in 2001-02], Kidd added. Just coming to second to him was an honor in itself. The biggest disappointment is maybe not joining him, joining San Antonio and trying to win a championship when I had the opportunity as a free agent. Custom UCLA Bruins Jerseys . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. Cheap Custom College Jerseys . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. 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There are several reasons Dickenson is comfortable in a subordinate coaching role. He believes theres more he can learn about running an offence in the CFL and theres more to absorb from the vast experience of head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. The Stampeders retained the same coaching staff and most of the starters from the team that reached the Grey Cup final in 2012, so Dickenson can continue to have a key role in what could be a successful team again. Hes also not ready to uproot his family from a city they love to advance his career. That said, Dickenson doesnt doubt his abilities to command an entire football team on the field. "Personally, I think Im ready," Dickenson said Thursday at McMahon Stadium. "Im not worried about it, but I think Im ready if it comes about. "Im not in a hurry to head coach. I like what weve got. Im not as goal-oriented as a coach as I was as a player. I want to be with a staff, with an organization, with players who make my job fun and who feel like we can win." The Stampeders host the B.C. Lions on Friday in a CFL pre-season game. A Grey Cup winner with both the Stampeders (1998) and the Lions (2004, 2006), Dickenson still holds the CFL record for the highest pass completion percentage in a regular season (73.98 per cent). He was named the CFLs most outstanding player in 2000 while a Stampeder and was also the most valuable player of the 2006 Grey Cup. The business of sport, player or coach, is about achieving the next level and its championship in order to gain the next level and that championship. So it seems counterintuitive that Dickenson, whose personal goal as a player was to be an NFL starter, isnt angling his way to a headliner job as quickly as he can. "Lots of thing that are important to other people, arent important to me," Dickenson explained. "Money and prestige arent something I care about. "Ive got enough to live well. I want more enjoyment, a family type of atmosphere and I want success. I can get all three and then some here. Thats why I like it. "Definitely as a player, I wanted to go to a certain level. Here, head coach is the top level, but I feel it more revolves around winning as a team." After living the nomadic life of a professional football player for 13 years, Dickenson says his wife Tammy has the final say in any prospective move. His two children are in elementary school. "When I played, she said well go where you need to go, Dickenson said. "I think its fair to change that up." After Dickenson interviewed for head coaching jobs with Hamilton and Saskatchewan in 2011, he and the Stampeders agreed to a two-year contract extension.dddddddddddd Dickenson says he told Hufnagel then he would not look for another job during those two years. That commitment ends after 2013. There will be off-season openings on the football coaching carousel and the Ottawa Redblacks will join the CFL next year. Dickenson shrugs and says hes looking at the team in front of him and not at the horizon. "I will say its not like anyone has offered me a job as a head coach," he said. He then joked "Ive interviewed and obviously not very well." "Ive also been pretty honest with those guys in that I really do like being in Calgary," Dickenson continued. "It would take a great situation for me to look elsewhere." When the Lions released him in 2007, the University of Montana star returned to Calgary. Post-concussions symptoms forced Dickenson to announce his retirement in February, 2009. Hufnagel wasted no time incorporating Dickenson into his staff. Dickenson coached Calgarys running backs that season and was named quarterbacks coach for 2010. George Cortezs departure prior to the 2010 season left Hufnagel without an offensive co-ordinator. Dickenson was handed play-calling duties on game day, but not the title. "I had a lot of confidence in Dave being able to handle the offensive co-ordinator position, but I didnt want to put that weight on his shoulders," Hufnagel recalled. "I more or less just met with him every day and the staff, but I knew he was going to be an excellent play-caller and he grew from there." Calgarys offence led the CFL in points, offensive yards, first downs and rushing yards in 2010. Quarterback Henry Burris was named the CFLs outstanding player. Dickenson was officially named offensive co-ordinator in 2011 when the Stampeders tied for second in points and were second in first downs, net yards offence and net yards rushing. Calgary ranked first in touchdowns and rushing touchdowns and second in several other offensive categories in 2012. Dickenson has evolved from installing Calgarys offence and running it to countering what the opposing teams defensive co-ordinator is throwing at him. "Its getting a better feel for how defensive coaches call a defence against myself as the offensive co-ordinator and play-caller and try to have some answers for that," he explained. Dickenson is also arming himself with the skills hed need as a head coach should that day arrive. "I watch Huf pretty closely on how he organizes things in the day, when hes hard on guys, when he backs off on guys," Dickenson said. "Ive been very fortunate to work with a head coach who has basically done everything. Hes kind of a path Id kind of like to try to follow, maybe not the U.S. route as much, but a guy who is certainly a good mentor for me." ' ' '

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