In the Nets' loss to the Lakers Wednesday night, the Nets needed an extra timeout to gameplan and were out of breaks. So coach Jason Kidd got a little inventive. He told point guard Tyshawn Taylor to hit him, knocking his soda out of his hand, spilling his drink, and then forcing a timeout to clean up the mess.
From The Brooklyn Game:
Kidd, who enjoyed a can of Coca-Cola at his postgame press conference, was coy about his move, not acknowledging his words.
"Cup slipped out of my hand I was getting Ty," Kidd said. "Sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball."
"In the heat of the battle, you're trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the cup fell out of my hand."
Sure thing, coach.
Taylor also denied that the spill was intentional. "Naw, I wasn't paying attention," Taylor said after the game. "I didn't even know he was holding nothing. Like, coach is drinking soda on the sidelines! I'm like 'What? What you doing?'"
Very smooth, JKidd.
Of course, the Nets lost and fell to 4-11. So, you know, good job, good effort, but maybe fewer parlor tricks and more actual coaching.