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Coach Jason Kidd took phone call during Summer League game

Jul 12, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

It’s Summer League, things are casual.

Although, not usually “coach will take a phone call during the game” casual.

But that’s what newly minted Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd did on Thursday. He’s coaching Summer League and walked out to take a call while his team was down 17-2. To be fair, we don’t know who the call was from — an important call from a family member, a call with a Russia country code which Kidd has learned he must take. Either way, it pretty much fits with how the Nets did in Orlando (winless).

Hat tip to Ben Golliver.

  1. BigBeachBall - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    dui lawyers charge by the minute…

  2. dondada10 - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Maybe his son’s skull got caught in a doorway. We don’t know.

  3. bigtrav425 - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    It’s fn summer league dude…stop stretching for stories

  4. majorhavoc83 - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    It was P.J. Calesimo calling with some coaching advice. Apparently he’s been following the Nets during summer league. :-P

    • majorhavoc83 - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      *sigh* I hate when I mistype and don’t re-read what I’ve written. I meant P.J. Carlesimo. :-|

  5. asimonetti88 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    This whole Jason Kidd as a coach thing has the potential to be highly entertaining.

  6. pl4tinum514 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    doesnt matter that it’s summer league, that’s pitiful

    this is shaping up to be a brutal hiring.

  7. dezglobal - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Rookie mistake.

  8. romoscollarbone - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    His mom is sick, and the docs aren’t sure what’s wrong yet. Probably related to that.

  9. mogogo1 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Perceptions do matter, which is why Kidd was dumb to do that. But as useless as summer league is, it actually surprises me that head coaches are even there.

  10. timb12 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Do we know if he finished coaching the game?

  11. nderdog - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Did anyone check his cell phone for one of those fake-call apps? Maybe he was looking for a reason to hide with his team down so much so early.

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