Friday , Mar , 20 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Fines Referee for Goading Doc Rivers


"The technical on which I got thrown out was the most unprofessional technical by a ref I’ve ever had," Rivers said after the game. "He stood there and goaded me and goaded me and stared at me. Look at the film. I actually walked away.

"He asked me, ‘Where do you want the ball?’ And I said, ‘Ask them,’ talking about my players. That’s my right to say that. He stood there and stared me down and stared me down and goaded me until I turned around and said, ‘What?’ That’s when I got thrown out of the game. In a [5-point] game? Think about that."

Kennedy was not available for comment after the game, or yesterday concerning his fine.

http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2009/03/20/rivers_hit_with_25k_fine/