Kings coach takes aim at referees
SYDNEY Kings coach Will Weaver says the NBL has a refereeing issue that is hurting away teams.
In his first season in Australia, American Weaver admits he over-reacted when ejected as his ladder leaders suffered their first loss of the campaign, in a heavyweight showdown with Melbourne United on Monday night.
But the normally mild mentor says his emotions boiled over in Melbourne Arena because of accumulated frustration at the refereeing of road teams.
Weaver was ejected for two tech fouls after he remonstrated furiously with officials following Dillon Stith’s push on Jae’Sean Tate just before halftime. “I was annoyed that Jae’Sean got pushed, and there was a build-up over the course of the half,” Weaver said.
In the wake of Weaver’s comments, Scott Butler has said that the NBL is happy with the standard of officiating so far this season.
“We deal with all teams equally regardless of whether they are playing home or away,” he said.