Sacramento Kings’ coach Mike Malone fined for confronting officials

Dec 21, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone reacts against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Sacramento Kings defeated the Orlando Magic 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Cuban went on the court after a loss and confronted officials. He was fined $100,000 for his actions, and although he wanted this fine, it showed that the league won’t allow that type of behavior.

After Friday night’s loss to the Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings’ head coach Mike Malone went on the court to confront the officials after he thought they gave Rudy Gay the raw end of the deal. This happened when the game was over, and now Malone is $25,000 poorer. The league announced that Malone was fined for the amount in regards to the incident.

Cuban was fined $100,000, so Malone should count his blessings. Of course, this is a coach and not the owner, and Cuban hasn’t exactly done a lot to earn some credit with the league. Mike Malone seems to be winning over the players in Sacramento, and you’d have to believe things like this only help his case.

Let’s see if they like him enough to pay some of his fine, though.


Topics: Mike Malone, NBA, Sacramento Kings

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