NBA Suspends Brooklyn Nets Coach for DWI

Brooklyn Nets coach, Jason Kidd was suspended on October 4th, 2013 after pleading guilty in a drunken driving case. The NBA announced that Kidd would miss the first two games of the season, which begin on October 30th.

On July 15th, 2012, Kidd crashed into a utility pole in eastern Long Island. The Nets coach pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge from the incident. After being treated at a nearby hospital for a couple minor injuries, he returned to court the following Monday after completing community service.

Kidd recently stated, “you have to be responsible and the league came down with the suspension, and I accept that.” It hasn’t been determined with of Kidd’s assistant will be filling in for him during his suspension. Jason will make his coaching debut in Orlando on November 3rd.

Although Kidd’s DWI will keep him from the Nets first two games, he has been speaking to students about the dangers of drunk driving. He has spoke at two Long Island high schools to teach the students how this event changed his life. Jason Kidd paid a $500 fine and also had his license suspended for 90 days.