LONG ISLAND (PIX11) – New Brooklyn Nets coach and former Knicks player Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to in his drunk driving case summer of 2012.
Last July, Kidd smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole in the Hamptons and had to be treated for minor injuries at an area hospital.
The basketball star pleaded guilty one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and is on interim probation. He must also speak to high school students about the dangers of drinking and driver.
“This is an opportunity to turn something bad into a positive,” said Edward Burke, Kidd’s attorney. “Jason knows he was lucky.”
Burke said his client takes “full responsibility for that night,” and, “As a coach, he certainly has an important role and he’s mentoring. He’s responsible for players, he’s responsible for a lot as he’s a public figure.”
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