The NBA announced on Thursday that they fined Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for delaying a game in the Nets 99-94 loss at home against the Lakers on Wednesday.
With 8.3 seconds left in the game and the Nets trailing by two, the team had no more timeouts remaining. Nets reserve point guard Tyshawn Taylor bumped into Kidd who had a cup of soda and ice in his hand. Kidd spilled the cup on the Barclays Center court and the referees called a timeout. The Nets were able to huddle and draw a play.
After video review of the incident, Kidd was seen mouthing the words “hit me” to Taylor. Kidd denied it after the loss on Wednesday saying, he had sweaty palms. “I was never good with the ball.”
The 4-11 Nets are 12th in the Eastern conference and are on a two game road trip. They’ll take on the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center tonight and the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow at the FedEx Forum.
-Brandon Robinson @ScoopB