Rice’s arrest came only days after he joined the Auckland-based Breakers as an injury replacement.
The NBL has since ordered Rice’s suspension, and the club has complied.
Breakers owner and CEO Matt Walsh attended court with Rice and spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. Rice stood next to Walsh dressed in a charcoal suit, blue shirt and pale grey tie, and refused to comment.
“We are going to let it play out in the New Zealand law system,” Walsh said. “While that happens we are going to continue to support Glen and, like anyone else going through this process, just keep an open mind and see how it plays out.”
Rice attended Georgia Tech but was dismissed by coach Brian Gregory in 2012 after multiple suspensions, the last involving a shooting outside an Atlanta nightclub.