Pistons assistant coach Tim Hardaway has been suspended by the NBA for the first three games of the regular season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). As Wojnarowski notes, the discipline stems from Hardaway’s DWI arrest earlier this year.
Hardaway was stopped by authorities in Michigan back in April and a blood sample showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.17%, according to court records. That blood alcohol level is more than twice the state’s legal limit of .0.08%.
Hardaway pleaded no contest last month to violating Michigan’s so-called “super-drunk” driving law, as John Wisely of The Detroit Free Press wrote at the time. Hardaway’s exceptionally high blood alcohol level triggered the special provision of the state’s law on drunk driving, which includes more punitive penalties. The Pistons assistant was sentenced to 18 months probation and 10 days of community service.
A former five-time All-Star as an NBA player, Hardaway is in his third season as an assistant coach in Detroit.