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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Silver: 'Precedent is pretty clear' on DUIs

By Ohm Youngmisuk

NEW YORK -- NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver would not comment on whether Jason Kidd could face a possible suspension to start the regular season over pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge this past summer.

"I don't want to comment on Jason in particular," Silver said after a press conference to announce the 2015 All-Star Game coming to New York. "But the precedent is pretty clear for convictions for DUI."

Kidd retired this summer as a player but was hired as the Nets' head coach. It is possible he could serve a multiple-game suspension to start the season if the NBA opts to discipline Kidd.

Kidd said earlier this summer that he will accept full responsibility if he is suspended.

"All that, the process, we will have to go through and we will see what happens," Kidd said. "But that is being responsible and that goes with the territory."