Friday , Jan , 16 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers’ Patterson and Suns’ Grgurich fined

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The NBA announced Friday fines against
Portland Trail Blazers forward Ruben Patterson and Phoenix Suns assistant
coach Tim Grgurich for incidents in recent games.

Patterson was fined $5,000 for throwing a basketball into the crowd in the
final seconds of Portland’s 103-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on

Grgurich lost $7,500 for “verbally abusing” a member of the media in the
fourth quarter during a 116-90 defeat at the hands of Seattle on December 23.