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Jason Kidd admits to spilled soda stunt

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07:59 AM ET 11.30 | Jason Kidd said he was just "trying to win" when he intentionally spilled a drink on the court, a stunt that cost him $50,000. The Brooklyn Nets coach was fined Thursday, with the NBA saying he intentionally spilled his drink as a stall tactic. He tried to avoid talking about it Friday, but when pressed, he relented. "Paul [Pierce] got a great look, but the league fined me for something that I probably shouldn't have done," he said. "We'll move on." Kidd was asked whether he regretted the unusual move and why he decided to go with it. "It's about trying to win and those guys in that locker room, and I tried to put those guys in a position to get a basket, a good look and we did," he said.

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November 30, 2013  09:00 AM ET

With the way the Nets are struggling right now, I'm sure - from Prokorov on down - they'll trade 50K for a chance to pick up a win.

November 30, 2013  09:50 AM ET

He also admitted to several DUI charges and beating up his wife but that did not change the way he keeps behaving in and off the court.

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November 30, 2013  10:21 AM ET

The first 15 games, the HC job seems overmatched for Kidd. It is kinda early, but not so early for a championship-built team. If the Nets don't get closer to .500 at 30-35 games, Kidd is a goner.

November 30, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Jason is in over his head, he should have gone to the D-league first. This stuff with the ice, that's a stunt best left for wrestling. Sad, so much talent being wasted.

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November 30, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he admits it.

That was his mistake. I agree that it was a bad thing to do but he was trying to get a win. Should have just kept his mouth shut and let the league decide.

November 30, 2013  12:10 PM ET

Just Plain Lame, Bro.

November 30, 2013  12:11 PM ET

Is this the coaching equivalent of flopping?

November 30, 2013  01:23 PM ET
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I'm a big fan of doing what it takes to win.....hard fouls, throat chop, whateverbut that is incredibly bush-league for a professional coach.

Throat chop is not in the same as what he did. Anything dirty is not anything better then what he did. What he did was genius and there were other times in the past where somebody spilled water in purpose to stop a game and try to freeze a FT shooter or get extra time out. I don't think this is bush league at all.

November 30, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Lame move by Kidd. Talk about an expensive drink. lol
He is a great player but when it comes to his caracther you got question it. From beating his wife to several DUI's under his belt. smh

November 30, 2013  02:06 PM ET

Oops, funny how somebody has to question character....lol

Isn't raping and suing your own parents just as bad a character? Hehehe

November 30, 2013  03:11 PM ET

Funny how someone who thinks cheating is a genius move has any moral leverage to make any statement about anyone. I guess that speaks volumes about that persons character. smh

November 30, 2013  05:01 PM ET

The bigger picture here is Kidd could spill enough soda to turn the Barclay's center into a swimming pool, and the Nets won't play any better. He needs to get things turned around.

November 30, 2013  06:40 PM ET

I'm surprised he wasted all that Vodka

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December 4, 2013  05:45 PM ET

stupid is as stupid does

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