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NEW YORK (AFP) – Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of drunk driving following his arrest in Long Island last July.

The recently retired National Basketball Association star Kidd received probation from New York judge Andrea Schiavoni, Newsday reported on Tuesday.

As part of his agreement with the court, the 40-year-old Kidd will also have to perform a pair of speaking engagements to American high school students on the dangers of drunk driving.

The district attorney’s office said that Kidd must complete his sentence prior to his next court date which is scheduled for September 30.

As long his requirements are satisfied, Kidd’s driving while intoxicated conviction will be reduced to a lesser charge of driving while impaired.

Kidd announced his retirement after a 19-year NBA playing career in June. He was hired as Brooklyn’s head coach later that month.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."