I’ve never heard of a double fine… until now.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA today for publicly criticizing referee Bill Kennedy after a loss to Chicago last Tuesday. The penalty was determined by Stu Jackson. Referee Billy Kennedy was also fined an undisclosed amount for his conduct with Rivers at the end of the game, according to an NBA source. Neither was suspended any games.
Well… the NBA clearly won’t stand for any criticism of referees, even when they pretty much agree with the criticism by issuing a fine. At least they fined the guy, I guess.