While Jason Kidd made waves earlier this week for intentionally spilling his drink in an effort to get his Brooklyn Nets another timeout (considering they had none), it wasn’t the first time the tactic had been used. In fact, in the most ironic of twists, Kidd was actually involved in the incident and might have learned the trick from Chicago Bulls assistant coach Del Harris.
Harris, a former NBA head coach (who worked for the Mavericks as an assistant) was working with the Bulls in 2009 and with Chicago down by three points and no timeouts, Harris decided he’d let his drink go forcing a small stoppage in play.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban posted the video of the incident on social media yesterday.
The stoppage in play took place during free throws, but as can be seen in the video, Bulls players were being instructed on what to do if Dirk Nowitzki was to miss the free throw. He didn’t and the drink spilling was non-needed, but quite interesting who was spotted watching the whole incident unfold. None other than Jason Kidd, who was the Dallas Mavericks starting point guard at the time.