Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has been fined $35,000 for public comments about the officiating, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Jackson made his comments yesterday during the Lakers’ off day media availability.
The comments had to do with the defense on Pau Gasol, and how the Hornets and Mavericks have both been allowed to use, in Jackson’s mind, illegal defense to push Gasol out of the lane.
This is the third time Jackson has been fined by the league recently. The other two incidents had to do with his comments about the Maloof brothers and the Sacramento Kings, while the other fine had to do with comments he made about the possible lockout next season.