Steve Kerr isn’t making any friends at the League offices. The Warriors head coach has reportedly been fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing refs during a radio interview with San Francisco’s KNBR 680.
Kerr called out the refs for allegedly missing a travel call on DeMar DeRozan during the Warriors matchup with the Raptors this past Wednesday:
“Speaking of which, did you enjoy the DeMar DeRozan foray to the rim last night?” Kerr asked. “How is it that everybody on earth can see these traveling violations except for the three people that we pay to do the job? I don’t get it. It’s bizarre. … But I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called.”
Kerr also said that the refs have a lot to look for during the game, but it is no excuse to not call traveling violations:
“It’s a case of they have so many things to look at. They are looking at defensive three seconds, they’re looking at contact in the lane when people are cutting through. They are looking at the charge and block circle. They are looking at everything except what they should be looking at, which is the basic rule of the game: which is traveling.
“It’s a shame. Guys are getting away with murder out there. And fans see it. My favorite is when you see the visiting team travel and you see like a 1,000 fans in the background all doing the traveling signal with their hands. If those people saw it, how come the refs didn’t?”