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Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  19 responses

Jason Kidd Spills Drink on the Court for Extra Timeout (VIDEO)

This may be the first clever thing Jason Kidd has done as a head coach all season — with time running out in the fourth quarter, and the Nets down by a point to the visiting Lakers, Kidd told Tyshawn Taylor to hit him as he held a coke in his hand. The ploy worked, but Brooklyn still went down 99-94. Per the NY Post: “Afterward, Kidd tried to downplay ‘Cupgate.’ ‘The cup slipped out of my hand when I was getting Ty [out of the game],’ Kidd said. ‘Sweaty palms … I was never good with the ball, so. In the heat of the battle, you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the [Coke] fell out of my hand.’ [...] ‘I didn’t even know he was holding nothing, though,’ Taylor said in his defense. ‘Coach is drinking a soda on the sideline. … I was like, ‘What’s he doing?’ ‘[Spilling a drink] could ice a free-throw shooter and be a timeout when you don’t have one, but that wasn’t the thought process,’ Taylor added, drawing laughter from reporters. ‘I just was coming out and coach was in my way. ‘Coach, get out my way!’ This isn’t the first time Kidd has made a savvy move along the sidelines during a crucial moment of the game — though the last time he did so was as a player. When Kidd was playing for the Mavericks, he ran into then-Hawks head coach Mike Woodson while Woodson was out on the court, drawing a technical foul in a game Dallas eventually would go on to win.”

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  • Max

    Nice play there by the rook.

  • MUBWAR

    shouldn’t he get fined by this?

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    my guess is he will be.

  • underdog

    First remotely smart thing he did as a coach.

  • ATL dynamite

    Tyshawn’s in his second year though, it feels strange to call Jason Kidd ‘the rook’ but you so got it right haha

  • Toner83

    Kidd’s antics did not fool Mike Fratello

  • Vince Gully

    lol it’s not really smart if he had to resort to that because he burned all his timeouts. Pretty bush league if you ask me. Maybe he should have used those tactics in the D-League before coming up to the NBA?

  • spit hot fiyah

    expect a flopping fine kidd

  • robb

    lol he’s saying he didn’t plan it

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich
  • Tobias Fernandez

    Coaches do this in the NFL, they tell their players to fake an injury so they could get stoppage happens every game

  • Jerome

    Whatever’s in the cup is not helping the Nets win. I remember the arguement about which team was the best in NYC …. bet they would like to go back to those summer days right now.

  • mike

    I am going to laugh when he is fined…. they lost also

  • grgeblck

    sth wrong there…

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  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    had they won, this would have been a much much bigger deal.

  • underdog

    Well, like it or not Kidd started his coaching career basically on the top, as an NBA head coach. Was it a good decision? I don’t know, but that’s what’s up so deal with it.

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