Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 1:30 pm  |  15 responses

Mike Brown Suspended 1 Game, Fined $25k for Making Contact With a Ref

Head coach Mike Brown went ballistic during the Lakers’ loss in Utah on Saturday night, and his wallet is a tad lighter today, as the NBA hit him with a fine and one-game suspension. Brown won’t be on the sidelines as the Philadelphia Sixers host L.A. tonight: “Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for making contact with a game official and failure to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 8:41 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 96-87 loss to the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Feb. 4.”

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  • Red

    Hide ya players, hide ya coaches, hide ya GMs cause they out here suspending everybody! On a more less of an attempt to be funny, Lakers are doing pretty bad idk how they’re #3.

  • ClydeSays

    “See Kobe!? I am tough!!”

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Brown had me laughing hard. Dude went HAM on that ref lol. I like his energy. Something the Lakers hadn’t had from Phil Jackson in a few years. Energy doesn’t get your team wins, but it shows the team your passionate.

  • Conor O.

    Maybe the N.B.A. should suspend the officials who can’t perform their jobs & catalysed Brown’s merited reaction.

  • Conor O.

    *could not

  • RunNGun

    Mike Brown is a puppet. Kobe’s doing the real coaching.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The lakers offensive rating just went up 10pts on 2K.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    @JTaylor: because Mike Brown’s not coaching?

  • bike

    Kobe told Brown before the game ‘need a little more passion out of you little feller’ and this is how Brown responded.

  • stlheatmaniac

    The Real coach still is on the Floor. his name is Coach Kobe, his method is the kobe system. Mr. Brown had takin the principle of passion and misused it to get the gratitude of the black mamba but in doing so he broke the most important rule of the kobe system and that is Winning. If u do not win, u do not make the mamba smile, and when u dont make the mamba smile, the wrath of the serpant will b upon u. Farewell Mr. Brown… Farewell. Pray for the mercy of the Black Mamba.

  • David Moore

    LOL @stlheatmaniac!

  • tomtom

    Referees need to be held more accountable they have been terrible this season. They get paid to do a job but they are untouchable and there actions seem to have very little consequence. In that sense they have a totally unique job. But at the same time MB went way over the top there, kind of deserved the fine, dunno about the suspension.

  • robb

    Clyde is right, Mike is all form but no subsance. He’s not smart enough to coach a team like the Lakers.

  • Kinetik

    making contact with a ref gets you a 1 game suspension while stepping on a playing only gives you 2. brown should have stomped on that ref then.

  • JP7

    i feel for kobe, lebron links up with dwade n dem in miami, he gets swept by dirk who goes on the win what coulda bin his 6th mj ring, the mastermind guru lord phil jackson retires, stern blocks the cp3 trade and instead he goes to the other team in ur building, ur glue guy odom gets traded to dem same mavs, ur wife divorces you and takes ur daughters, three mansions and half ur hard earned cheese, and ur new coach is lebrons old coach who never won nuthin!!! damn big homie, ur down bad right now, thats so foul, dudes like yo its wtvr ima jus get hella buckets i dont care bout nuthin else, lead the league in scoring and grab another asg mvp. mike brown is a joke, actin all crazy like that, unacceptable. jus keep shootin kobe, that jackass gon be gone real soon.