Byron Scott Fined $25,000 for Criticizing Referees

by December 10, 2012

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott’s public criticisms of the refs following his team’s loss on Friday night to the Utah Jazz — during which the Cavs shot nine free-throws compared to Utah’s 35 attempts — has rendered him $25,000 poorer. The Plain Dealer explains: “After that game, Scott said: ‘I’m trying to figure out a way to say this without getting fined. It was that bad. I understand that we’re playing in Minnesota but we went to the basket just as much as they did. I think we had 38 attempts in the paint to their 34, and we get 9 free throws. I think that speaks for itself.”