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Joe Prunty to fill in for Jason Kidd

Updated: October 30, 2013, 6:45 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEVELAND -- Jason Kidd has designated assistant Joe Prunty as the acting head coach for the Brooklyn Nets' season opener at Cleveland.

Kidd is serving a two-game suspension after pleading guilty in July to driving while ability impaired during an incident while he was playing for the New York Knicks.

The decision to go with Prunty, who is entering his 18th NBA season, was based on keeping the roles of the assistant coaches intact, according to Prunty. Lead assistant Lawrence ...

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