Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge, and will speak with young drivers as a condition of a settlement, according to News12 Long Island. Kidd was arrested in Long Island on July 16, 2012, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole. The 40-year-old was placed on interim probation pending his appearance at two Suffolk County schools regarding the dangers of drunken driving. After he speaks, News 12 Long Island reported that Kidd will be allowed to change his plea to driving while impaired, a lesser charge. His driver's license remains suspended. Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets. Asked Monday by The New York Daily News what Kidd will say to students, Burke said his message will be that "it doesn't matter who you are or what you've done in your life, in basketball or anything else, that alcohol impairs everybody."
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