The NBA announced Friday that Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd has been suspended two games for pleading guilty to driving while impaired.
Kidd appeared in court earlier this summer for an accident that occurred during the 2012 offseason in the Hamptons, where he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a light pole and then refused to take a breathalyzer test. Rather than fighting the case, the new Nets headmaster chose to accept the two-game penalty. That penalty has become standard for these types of incidents.
Kidd was hired by the Nets on June 12, shortly after retiring from the NBA as a player. Kidd also has a minority ownership stake in the team after buying a portion of Jay-Z's share.
Brooklyn has high expectations going into the year after acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics, but it will likely be Lawrence Frank roaming the sidelines to start the year as Kidd serves his suspension. Kidd will make his regular season coaching debut on Nov. 3 against the Orlando Magic.