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Ford: Mourning helps decide Kidd's future

2:00 p.m. Update
Jason Kidd has decided to stay in New Jersey a little longer.

"After great thought and consultation with the important people in my life I have decided that I want to remain a New Jersey Net," Kidd said in a statement e-mailed to Insider.

Kidd will sign a six year, $99 million dollar deal on July 16th, the first day free agents can sign with their team.