Celtics coach Rivers fined for criticizing officials
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 25, 2013
The NBA has fined Celtics coach Doc Rivers $25,000 for publicly criticizing the league’s officials. That?s not criticizing officials. Rivers hinted during a conference call with reporters Wednesday that he might be fined for his comments. "Even [Tuesday], I didn?t think I said much ? and that could be a problem,? Rivers said. That will change Friday night, when the Celtics finally return home for Game 3 of their first-round series with the New York Knicks. Rivers hinted during a conference call on Wednesday that his words might have raised the league's antenna. I mean, him not being on the floor, playing 24 minutes and never getting your rhythm, where you could see, it looked like he was going to have a game, it hurt us. ?That?s just the way it goes.
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