Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Saturday that he deserved to be fined $25,000 for his comments on the officiating after the loss to Golden State on Thursday.

"I spoke to the NBA office [Saturday] and agreed that I should be fined for my comments," Carlisle said. "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."

The league has had a low- or zero-tolerance policy this season when it comes to quotes about referee performance. Shawn Marion was fined last month for his comments on Kevin Durant getting 21 free throws in a game against the Mavericks.