Warriors: Mark Jackson Fined $25,000 for “Attempting to Influence Officiating”

Feb 22, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson speaks with the referee against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for “making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating,” the league announced.

Jackson did not shy away in front of the media following a physical and rough Game 5 between the Warriors and Nuggets.

His most incisive comment was claiming that the Nuggets had “hitmen” out to injure Stephen Curry, and he complained that Curry did not shoot a single free throw all game.

There has plenty of back-and-forth chatter between these clubs, who clearly do not like each other.

Regardless, Jackson has done his job, and I’m sure he would happily pay $25,000 if the Warriors win Game 6.

That, my friends, would literally be “buying a win.”

Topics: Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson

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