Saturday , Dec , 06 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs coach Nelson fined

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson was fined
$7,500 on Saturday for criticizing officials.

Stu Jackson, NBA senior vice president of basketball operation, levied the
fine.

Nelson had expressed his concern over how referees might view Dallas forward
Danny Fortson, after a three-game suspension was levied for a flagrant foul he
committed against Phoenix’s Zarko Cabarkapa.

Nelson further said that Mavs forward Eduardo Najera is still being treated
differently since a one-game suspension last February for bumping an official.

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