The Brooklyn Nets will open up the 2013-14 NBA season with games against the Cavaliers and the Heat. But their new head coach Jason Kidd will not be on the sidelines with the team during those games. That's because the NBA just suspended the first-year coach for the first two games of the season as a result of him pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired back in July. The guilty plea stems from an incident that took place during the summer of 2012.
"The decision is consistent with what the league has done in the past," Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement released a short time ago, "and we look forward to Jason leading our team versus Orlando and the rest of the year."
Kidd will be back for the Nets' third game of the season against the Magic. Hopefully he learned a lesson from this whole mess and will not get behind the wheel of a car after drinking again.
[via ESPN New York]