Bucks head coach Jason Kidd fined $15K for criticizing officials
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has been slapped with a $15,000 fine by the league office for publicly criticizing game officials. The sanction stems from his team’s loss versus the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday inside the Quicken Loans Arena. He blasted the referees after the match, and called them out for the disparity in fouls between both teams.
Bucks coach Jason Kidd fined $15K for public criticism of officiating. Stems from Tuesday's loss to the Cavs.
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The Cavs attempted 38 free throw attempts as a result of the 31 personal fouls called on the Bucks. The vising team on the other hand, shot 12-of-16 from the foul line, as the Cavaliers were only whistled for 16 fouls throughout the game. Kidd was highly critical in pointing that out, and even called the officials in their past three games as “awful,” via ESPN.
“I just got fined,” Kidd said after the game Tuesday. “That’s one way. The other way is by expressing to the officials and I did that the whole night. The different crews that we’ve had have been awful.”
It remains to be seen if Kidd’s demeanor will change once his team hits the court again. Their next game will be on Friday against the San Antonio Spurs, which is an important one for them, as they try to snap out of the four-game losing streak they’re currently in, and improve on their 4-6 record so far this season.