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Mavs coach Carlisle fined for officiating remarks
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 2, 2013 @ 5:01 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Associated Press, USA TODAY
DALLAS — The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 for criticizing the officiating after Thursday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors.
With the Mavs trailing 98-97, Brandan Wright had the ball knocked away while going up for a shot, and no foul was called. The Warriors went on to win 100-97 at home.
Carlisle was particularly frustrated because the NBA had acknowledged the referees made a mistake in the final seconds of a loss at the Portland Trail Blazers two days earlier.
Thursday, Carlisle said: “The game came down to the call that wasn’t made. Brandan Wright got hit on the arm. And it’s obvious. And it’s two (games) in a row.” He added: “I’m very concerned about what’s happening at the end of games with the officials.”
Saturday, Carlisle sent a text message to reporters saying he spoke to the league office and agreed with the fine. He says the comments were “not appropriate.”
His statement: “I spoke to the NBA office today and agreed that I should be fined for my comments following the Golden State game. In this league, we all have challenging jobs and the job of the officials is one of the toughest. Those postgame remarks about the officiating were not appropriate and I accept the fine.”
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