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Warriors coach Mark Jackson Fined

The NBA announced Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fined $25,000 for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating.

The fine, levied by Stu Jackson, the NBA executive vice president basketball operations, were based on comments Jackson made after the Warriors lost Game 5 at Denver.

Jackson said the Nuggets were roughing up point guard Stephen Curry. He was especially upset that in the first quarter, Denver forward Kenneth Faried tried to trip Curry — which Jackson took as an attempt at Curry’s oft-injured ankles.

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It is widely believed, and obviously the NBA thinks so, that Jackson was setting the tone for Game 6. Curry, despite Denver’s physical play, didn’t get to the free throw line once in Game 5.

Is the league out of line for this fine, or did Jackson earn it?

Marcus Thompson

  • Andy

    I just dont think it’s a valid fine because there is zero evidence and proof that those were his intentions. NBA is out of bounds and it’s just ridiculous.

  • Larkspur Bob

    Karl should have been fined too.

  • J Canseco

    Jacko should zip it and stick to coaching.

  • Young

    Good strategy by Jackson. All the great coaches use the press conf to influence officiating

  • Samson

    I definitely think that the league was out of line. I agree that Karl should have been fined too.

  • itsagreattimeout

    The league is not out of line. They obviously realized that Jackson’s comments were working, and they can’t have unfavorable appearances by not punishing his gamesmanship. But all in all, it was a great move by Jackson as he undoubtedly planted a seed in the referees’ minds.

  • Austin

    Warranted, reading between the lines could lead someone to think there might be a bounty on Curry. Last thing the NBA needs is a scandal like the NFL’s. No fine if he leaves out the inside source portion.

  • Stan

    We know Curry was roughed up…but Jackson didn’t help with he “knows” Denver had a Currygate bounty.