Jason Kidd has July court hearing

Updated: June 20, 2013, 1:15 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd will appear in court on July 11 to face a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated last summer, a Southampton Town Court spokesperson said Thursday.

Media reports previously said that Kidd would appear in court June 20, but Kidd said Wednesday night that those reports were inaccurate.

"It's a legal matter, and we'll let the legal process play itself out," Kidd said recently.

Nets general manager Billy King said the team did its homework on the incident and is comfortable with where things stand with Kidd. He pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge, which carries up to a year in jail.

Kidd, hired by the Nets to be their coach on June 13, just 10 days after his retirement as a player, was involved in a single-car accident last July 16 in which his 2010 Cadillac Escalade struck a telephone pole and went into the woods in hamlet of Water Mill at around 2 a.m. Water Mill is a serene, mainly residential community east of Southampton Village.

Kidd suffered minor injuries and was taken to Southampton Hospital. He later tweeted an apology for what happened.

Information from ESPN NewYork.com's Ian Begley was used in this report.

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