NBA: Jason Kidd Suspended For First Two Games

Updated: October 4, 2013

In some not so shocking news, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has been suspended today for two games after pleading guilty to driving while impaired back in 2012.

[quote_box]Nets general manager Billy King’s statement:

“The decision is consistent with what the league has done in the past and we look forward to Jason leading our team versus Orlando and the rest of the year.”[/quote_box]

The NBA announced that Kidd will miss the first two games of the regular season. The opening game Oct. 30 at the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nov. 1 home game against the defending champion Miami Heat.

Kidd won’t be allowed in the building while serving the two game suspension. His first game as the Nets’ coach will be Nov. 5, a home game against the Utah Jazz.

“You have to be responsible and the league came down with the suspension and I respect that,” Kidd said Friday. “As if a player is out, guys got to step up and my coaching staff is well-prepared to step up for two games.”[/quote_box]

He was arrested in Long Island on July 15, 2012, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole.

Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge on July 16.



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