Brooklyn Nets: Jason Kidd Court Date Set for DWI Charge

By Ryan Heckman


Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This summer has already been one for the history books in Brooklyn. One week after retiring from the NBA, Jason Kidd announced he was in the running to pursue the head coaching position with the Brooklyn Nets. Just days after his announcement, the Nets hired him.

With all the talk surrounding his retirement and new gig with the Nets, people may have forgotten the possibility of Kidd being sentenced up to a year in prison.

Last summer in Water Mill, New York Kidd crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole around 2:00 a.m. where he then veered off into the woods. Kidd suffered minor injuries in the single car accident.

It was found out that Kidd had been intoxicated while driving, thus charged with a DWI. His court date has been set for July 11th, less than a month away.

According to ESPN, general manager Billy King has said the Nets have done their research on the incident and are ‘comfortable’ with where things stand as of right now. Kidd has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.

When asked about the situation, Kidd swiftly dodged any insightful answer:

“It’s a legal matter, and we’ll let the legal process play itself out,” he said.

It’s always curious to watch how these issues ‘play themselves out,’ when involving athletes or celebrity figures. Rarely does something like this actually carry out the way it would had it been just the average Joe off the street. I guess fortunately for Kidd, he has that luxury going for him.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA writer for also contributing to the NFL. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman“Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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