The NBA have announced that Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale has been fined $30,000 for public criticism of the officiating.
Fizdale’s comments were made following the Grizzlies’ 96-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
In the rant, Fizdale touches on the “poorly officiated basketball game” with points about Mike Conley, who’s had no technical fouls in his entire NBA career not getting the respect from the referees that his coach thinks he deserves, Zach Randolph not getting to the line once, whilst Kawhi Leonard got to the line 19 times, the discrepancy between shots in the paint and free throws between the two teams, also the overall discrepancy of free throws between both teams – with Memphis having 15 free throws for the game vs the Spurs having 32.
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) April 18, 2017
Mike Conley said today that the playing group have his back and looks like will pay the fine for him.
Mike Conley on David Fizdale’s $30K “take that for data” fine: “We told him right away, you’re not going to have to pay that.”
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) April 19, 2017