Kidd fined $50,000 by the NBA following incident.
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has conceded that he “probably shouldn’t have” spilled his drink on the court during the loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kidd was fined $50,000 by the NBA following the incident for intentionally trying to delay the game in order to draw up a play for his players.
Having used all of his time-outs, Kidd appeared to mouth “hit me” to guard Tyshawn Taylor. Holding a cup of soda in front of him, the former Nets star spilled his drink on the court forcing a momentary stop in the game.
Brooklyn then drew up a play in order to try and win the game with just 8.3 seconds remaining, but Paul Pierce was unable to execute as the Lakers came away with the win.
“Paul Pierce got a great look, but the league fined me for something that I probably shouldn’t have done,” he said, as reported by ESPN.
“We’ll move on.”
Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t impressed with the ploy, and although he admitted that he likes Kidd and believes he will become a great coach, that is something that he shouldn’t be doing in the NBA.
Meanwhile, the Lakers added a comedic value to the situation as they sent Steve Blake and Xavier Henry over to the Nets bench and they hovered around in an attempt to pick up an idea of what play their opponents were ready to execute.
While Kidd has admitted that his actions were against the rules, he will be keen to move on from the incident and turn things around for Brooklyn who have slumped to a 4-12 start to the season.