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Nets coach Kidd has court date on DWI charge next week

Jun 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas Reuters

Last summer, then Knicks player Jason Kidd drove his car off the road and hit a pole while driving in the Hamptons. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. From the start he was going to challenge the charges and pled not guilt.

Now Nets head coach Kidd will do that next week, on June 20, when he is due to appear in court, reports the AP.

This is a misdemeanor charge. Even if found guilty it would not impact his ability to coach the Nets next season.

As a star player, some of these kinds of things (and there were few) from Kidd’s past were overlooked because his talent was not easily replaced or replicated on a roster. When you are a coach and the face of the organization things are different. It’s one of the adjustments Kidd will have to get used to.

  1. 1heatedtoombrayduh - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    So much for starting on a clean slate lol

  2. asimonetti88 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Great first piece of news to come out about your new coach.

  3. thrillhouse763 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    First a wife beater now a drunk driver. Setting a great example for his players.

  4. annapterp - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    This is not news. It happened a year ago and was reported then. I would certainly hope the Nets knew about it already. Just the media trying to make a story where there is none.

  5. money2long - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    yall see shawn marion in that picture ? haha. the same look he probably has while taking a cold shower

  6. schroedernexus - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    At least he hasn’t beaten his wife re entry (that we know of)

  7. schroedernexus - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:48 PM


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