Kerr fined $25,000 for tirade against referee

By: AP February 15,2019 - 10:33 AM

Golden State coach Steve Kerr screams at referee Ken Mauer in the fourth quarter of an NBA game against Portland on Wednesday (Thursday, Philippine Time). | AP photo

NEW YORK  — Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee.

The penalty announced Thursday (Friday, Philippine Time) by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, was for Kerr’s actions in a 127-107 loss at Portland on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, Philippine Time).

Kerr screamed at referee Ken Mauer, smashed his clipboard , and was given two technical fouls and ejected with 3:54 remaining in the fourth quarter.

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