Newly hired Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd is set to appear in court June 20th stemming from his arrest last July on drunken driving charges. According to the AP, Kidd has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
Kidd’s attorney, Edward Burke Jr., did not immediately return a call from the AP seeking comment.
It was reported at the time of the accident, that Kidd had suffered minor injuries when his vehicle hit a pole and veered into the woods in Water Mill, Long Island last summer.
Many have reported that the pending charge could carry up to a year in prison.
After the arrest, Kidd tweeted:
I regret any disruption my accident last weekend may have caused members of the community and want to thank the local authorities.
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) July 20, 2012
It is unknown what effect this situation will have on his ability to carry out his duty as Nets head coach.
Sports Illustrated — Nets coach Jason Kidd has pending DWI case in NY