Kerr fined $25,000

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

OAK­LAND, CALIF. — War­riors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion on Mon­day for his out­burst di­rected at of­fi­cial Bill Spooner late in the third quar­ter of Golden State’s three-point over­time loss at Sacra­mento in Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion ac­tion Satur­day night. Kerr yelled pro­fan­i­ties and was held back on the court by as­sis­tant coach Mike Brown dur­ing the 109-106 de­feat, and the coach later said: “I do feel bad for my words, I don’t mind the ex­plo­sion.” The league said Kerr was ver­bally abu­sive to of­fi­cials and failed to leave the court in a timely man­ner fol­low­ing his ejec­tion with 3:34 left in the pe­riod. Kerr said he had apol­o­gized to Spooner through NBA ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions Kiki Van­deweghe and would do so in per­son the next time Spooner is as­signed to work the War­riors.

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