Bulls’ Hinrich suspended; Suns coach Gentry fined

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has been suspended one game

without pay by the NBA for making contact with a referee.

The NBA also announced Saturday that Phoenix Suns coach Alvin

Gentry has been fined $25,000 for improper conduct toward a referee

and for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his


Hinrich’s infraction took place with 4:43 left in the Bulls’

108-95 loss at Miami on Friday night. He will miss Chicago’s game

at Memphis on Tuesday night.

Gentry’s incident also occurred Friday night, with 5:06 left in

Phoenix’s 102-96 loss at home to the Los Angeles Lakers.