Nets minority owner fined $35,000 for tweet about NBA refs
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during their playoff series against Philadelphia.
Tsai tweeted support Sunday for general manager Sean Marks, who was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room following the Nets' Game 4 loss.
"My partners and I have spoken and the entire Nets ownership group support our GM Sean Marks for protesting the wrong calls and missed calls," Tsai wrote Sunday on Twitter. "NBA rules are rules and we respect that, but our players and fans expect things to be fair."
The Nets also fined Jared Dudley $25,000 for escalating an altercation during the game, which the Nets lost 112-108 to fall into a 3-1 hole.