(NEW YORK) — Rookie head coach Jason Kidd is making headlines for all the wrong reasons so far during his time with the Brooklyn Nets.
With about eight seconds left in the team’s game Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, without any more timeouts, Kidd appeared to say “hit me” to point guard Tyshawn Taylor to spill his drink onto the court, resulting in a stoppage of play and allowed Kidd to draw up a final play.
Down 96-94, Kidd’s soda was spilled once Taylor hit him, but the Nets were unable to capitalize and lost and now sit at 4-11 on the season.
Taylor denied purposely knocking into Kidd when he yelled “hit me.”
“No [Kidd didn’t say that]. I wasn’t paying attention. I just kind of bumped into him,” Taylor said. “I didn’t even know he was holding [anything]. [But] coach was drinking a soda on the sideline. I was like, “What’s he doing?”
Kidd’s was fined $50,000 for his actions on Thursday
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Jill Martin, CNN