Well, coach Rick Carlisle appreciates Jason Kidd's contributions on this team all the time. But the coach was very impressed with Kidd's 10,000-plus assists, especially given Carlisle's lack of them when he was a player.
"I have a special appreciation for 10,000 assists because in my five-year career I had 201 total," Carlisle said. "So I let him know that; that was pretty special."
Asked later if he ever had 15 assists in a game, as Kidd did against Toronto, Carlisle said, "in an NBA game? No. But thanks for asking."
-- Tracey Myers