The Brooklyn Nets knew it was coming. Jason Kidd, knew it was coming. And now, we have official word as the NBA has suspended the Nets’ head coach for two games for pleading guilty to drunk driving charges.
Per Scott Agness:
NBA has suspended Brooklyn Nets first-year head coach Jason Kidd two games for pleading guilty to driving while impaired.
As you’ll likely recall, Kidd was arrested on July 15, 2012 after crashing his SUV into a telephone poll in the early hours of the morning.
In addition to the suspension handed down by the NBA, Kidd was ordered by the court to speak to local high school students in Long Island about the dangers of drunk driving and was placed on interim probation, which means if he was to violate any order he could potentially be thrown in jail. That of course is extremely unlikely, but, the threat still remains.
Kidd, who will be eligible to coach in the preseason, will miss the Nets first two regular season games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the nationally broadcast home opener against the Miami Heat.