Brooklyn Nets head man Jason Kidd isn’t having the greatest debut in NBA coaching history. The Nets are off to a 4-11 start and seem to have chemistry issues both on the court and in the locker room. And if we’re to believe what seems obvious in the video below, Kidd may be getting punished by the league soon.
With his team trailing the Los Angeles Lakers by two points and out of timeouts, Kidd seems to whisper “hit me” to Tyshawn Taylor as he makes his way towards the bench before Jodie Meeks is about to shoot his final free throw attempt. Taylor’s bump causes Kidd to drop a drink onto the floor, thereby delaying the game. The incident gave the Nets a little extra time.
Meeks made his second attempt, and Paul Pierce got an open look at a potential game-tying 3-pointer, but the ball rattled out.
What do you think? Was Kidd trying to get his team a defacto timeout so he could draw up a play, or is this being blown out of proportion? The video seems pretty telltale, but we’ll see what the league has to say later this week.