It didn’t take long for Jason Kidd to make the Brooklyn Nets look bad for hiring him as the organization’s head coach this off-season. In fact, the Nets’ newest head coach hasn’t even coached a regular season game and he’s already disappointing the Nets’ fan base at a rapid pace.
Believe it or not; Kidd was charged with a DWI on July 15, 2012 when he slammed his Cadillac SUV into one of those mean old telephone polls.
Naturally, Kidd would later head to trial and in July of 2013 he plead guilty to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, which also placed him on probation for a year. Although Kidd’s punishment from the courts is rather heavy, it’s nothing compared to the strict ruling that the NBA came up with on Friday. Kidd will serve a two-game suspension at the start of the 2013 regular season.
This means that Kidd won’t be in action for neither the Nets’ season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers nor the team’s home opener against the Miami Heat. It’s safe to say that this first-time head coach is still acting like a kid.