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Bucks coach Jason Kidd suspended one game for slapping ball away from ref
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Bucks coach Jason Kidd suspended one game for slapping ball away from ref
Friday November 27th, 2015

Bucks coach Jason Kidd has been suspended one game for confronting a referee during Wednesday’s game against the Kings, the NBA announced.

During a timeout late in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 129–118 loss, Kidd lost his temper and knocked the basketball out of a referee’s hand. He had to be restrained by players, was given a technical foul and ejected.

According to a release, Kidd was suspended for “aggressively pursuing and confronting a game official, slapping the ball out of his hands, and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection.”

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Kidd will serve his suspension Friday night when the Bucks (6–9) play the Magic (7–8) in Orlando.

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