Earlier this summer, new Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd plead guilty to “a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim probation a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island. In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation, driving while ability impaired, when he returns to court Sept. 30.” (See this link to an ESPN story for the complete story).
Now, the NBA has announced that Kidd will be suspended for two games. According to USA Today, “Kidd will miss the first two games of the regular season – at the Cleveland Cavaliers in Brooklyn’s season opener on Oct. 30 and at home against the Miami Heat on Nov. 1.”
To read about his DWI arrest, read my previous post here.