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Old 02-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Rick Carlisle fined by NBA for criticizing refs

In what was not really a shocker, the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle $25,000 today for publicly criticizing the referees following Thursday's 100-97 loss at the Golden State Warriors.

Carlisle sent texts to reporters today, letting them know that he is in complete agreement with the NBA's decision to dock him a few thousand dollars.

"I spoke to the NBA office today and agreed that I should be fined for my comments following the Golden State game,'' Carlisle texted. "In this league we all have challenging jobs, and the job of the officials is one of the toughest.

"Those postgame remarks about the officiating were not appropriate and I accept the fine.''

-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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