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Jason Kidd will have to wait a little longer for his debut as coach for the Brooklyn Nets as he has been given a two game suspension after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired.
The Nets coach crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole back in July 15th on eastern Long Island as he was returning from a charity function. A Southhampton Town Police report stated that Kidd smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot eyes.
With the suspension, Kidd will miss the game opener on October 30th against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the home opener November 1st against the Miami Heat. He will be able to return and coach the team on November 3rd when the Nets play against the Orlando Magic.
The suspension was expected as the NBA has a long-standing policy of giving out a two game suspension to anyone who pleads guilty to any DWI related charge.
Kidd commented on the suspension stating,
“I think we all knew that was gonna come at some point. You have to be responsible, and the league came down with their suspension, and I accept that. And, for that, as if a player is out, guys have to step up, and my coaching staff is well capable of stepping up for those two games.”
Kidd did not reveal who would take over in his absence for the first two games. But former Nets coach, Lawrence Frank is a favorite.
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Nets rookie head coach Jason Kidd has been suspended for Brooklyn’s first two games, after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired in the state of New York.
The incident occurred last year before Kidd was preparing for what would be he final season as a player with the New York Knicks. Kidd crashed his SUV into a tree early in the morning in Long Island...
Jason Kidd has been suspended for the first 2 games of the season for pleading guilty to DWI. Kidd was busted in July 2012 after crashing his SUV into a utility pole. He will miss the Oct. 30 game vs. the Cavs and Nov 1. matchup against the defending champion Heat.
According to the NBA:
Brooklyn Nets’ Head Coach Jason Kidd Suspended Two Games for pleading guilty to driving while...
This was expected so it’s not that big of a deal for the Nets.
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NBA announces #Nets coach Jason Kidd has been suspended 2 games for pleading guilty to DWI.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 4, 2013
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd will be suspended for two games for pleading guilty for driving while ability impaired, the NBA announced Friday morning.
The suspension covers the first two games of the season, Oct. 30 in Cleveland and Nov. 1 in Brooklyn against the defending champion Heat.
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The NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets' head coach Jason Kidd for two games for pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired, in violation of the law of the State of New York.
Kidd will be suspended for the first two games of the 2013-14 NBA regular season.
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