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Kidd left blueprint for Williams' success

Thrust into a similar situation 10 years ago, Kidd laid groundwork for Nets' new star

Updated: March 1, 2011, 5:31 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK -- More than 15,000 fans came out to witness Deron Williams' New Jersey Nets home debut.

The Nets' First Couple -- Jay-Z and Beyonce -- sat courtside to personally welcome New Jersey's newest superstar point guard.

And minutes into the game, fans even began chanting "Deron Williams."

Not far away from the Prudential Center, there's also a 65-foot mural of Williams hanging on the side of the Robert Treat Hotel.

This is red carpet treatment compared to what Jason Kidd ...

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