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Shamed coach defends decision to deliberately cheat in game

Kidd was all out of time-outs. (©GettyImages)
Kidd was all out of time-outs. (©GettyImages).

Jason Kidd, head coach of NBA franchise the Brooklyn Nets, has defended his decision to deliberately spill water onto the court in an attempt to buy time to talk tactics with his team. 

Kidd was yesterday slapped with a $50,000 fine by the NBA for the sneaky manoeuvre that took place with only eight seconds left on the clock of their game against the LA Lakers.

The Nets were down by just two points at the time of the incident, and Kidd was ordered to cough up money after it was adjudged that purposely made it so that water was spilt on the floor- in a desperate bid to change his teams tactics.

As Kidd had no more time-outs to call the only way he could talk to his players was by halting the game, which he did.

But now the Nets head coach has defended his actions, saying that he was 'just trying to win.'

"Paul (Pierce) got a great look, but the league fined me for something that I probably shouldn't have done," he said.

"We'll move on.

"It's about trying to win and those guys in that locker room, and I tried to put those guys in a position to get a basket, a good look and we did."

The Nets ended up losing the game 99-94.

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