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Hornets coach Williams fined $25K

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Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25K for criticizing the NBA's concussion policy.
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NEW YORK (AP)

New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for public comments criticizing the league's concussion policy.

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Williams made the comments Saturday night in Chicago before the Hornets faced the Bulls with first overall draft pick Anthony Davis sidelined by a mild concussion.

Williams blasted the NBA's protocols for determining when a player can return from a concussion, saying, ''Now, they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it's getting old. It's just the way the league is now.''

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