Jason Kidd suspended first two games of coaching career for DWI arrest

Photo via Rob Powers

Photo via Rob Powers

Jason Kidd has reportedly been suspended by the NBA for the first two games of his coaching career.

“The decision is consistent with what the league has done in the past and we look forward to Jason leading our team versus Orlando and the rest of the year,” Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement.

Kidd pled guilty to DWI charges stemming from a July 15, 2012 incident. He crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on his way home from a charity function.

Kidd will miss games against Cleveland and Miami. His coaching debut for the Brooklyn Nets will be November 3, against the Orlando Magic.

In addition to his suspension, he must serve community service in the form of educating students on drinking and driving, and the dangers that it comes with.

[Source: ESPN]