I’m sure Jason Kidd is somewhere today thanking his lucky stars for all he has. Kidd will one day join the Hall of Fame for all he accomplished on the basketball court, and he’s now the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
A year ago, who knew we would be talking about Jason Kidd the head coach. Just hours after he agreed to play for the Knicks, Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) after he crashed his SUV into a tree.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Kidd will agree to a plea deal for the DWI from last summer.
“He will say that the drinks he had that night rendered him intoxicated,” his attorney, Edward Burke Jr., was saying on Monday morning. “What Jason is going to do is stand up and own this.”
As part of the plea arrangement with the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney, Kidd has agreed to make school appearances on Long Island in the fall, which will be taped and can be used later as public-service announcements if the DA’s office chooses to use them that way.