This comes just days after Nets coach Jason Kidd, with no timeouts, asked a player to run into him and spill his soda, forcing a stoppage. The NBA slapped him with a huge fine.
But this weekend is hardly the first time coaches have intentionally (or accidentally) taken the whole "controlling the game" thing a little too far. Here’s a look back at some infamous incidents that got coaches in trouble.
The infamous former Jets strength and conditioning coach stuck his leg out to trip Dolphins special teams player Nolan Carroll. The move ultimately cost Alosi his job with the Jets. He has yet to coach in the NFL since.
Hard to fault the Knicks coach here considering what we now know about Kidd’s antics, but back in February 2010 when Kidd played for the Mavericks he seemed to bait Woodson into a technical foul by sticking out his arm:
Back when he was the coach at Notre Dame, Weis suffered torn ligaments in his leg when one of his players crashed into him on the sideline. Keep your head, up coach!
This was the leg-grab that will live in infamy. Van Gundy was the Knicks coach at the height of the rivalry with the Heat, and considering how short he was, it was absurd to see him try to break up a fight between Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning.