Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he has been fined by the NBA office for his comments criticizing the officiating following Thursday's loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Carlisle declined to reveal the amount of his fine, saying it would be announced by the league later Saturday.
"I spoke to the NBA office and agreed that I should be fined for my comments following the Golden State game," Carlisle said in a text message. "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."
After the Mavs' 100-97 loss in Oakland, Carlisle complained about Warriors center Andrew Bogut's block of Brandan Wright's potential go-ahead shot with six seconds remaining, referring to the play as an "obvious" foul.
"We put ourselves in position," Carlisle said. "I don't know what you want to call it at the end. Unlucky? Whatever you want to call it. Screwed? It happened."
Mavs owner Mark Cuban also fired off a tweet criticizing the officiating after the play, referencing a critical call against the Mavs in Tuesday's loss to Portland that the NBA office admitted was wrong the next day.
It isn't known if Cuban was fined for his tweet.
Cuban is not on this road trip with the Mavs, who blew a 21-point lead in Tuesday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, when a critical call went against Dallas with 1.5 seconds remaining at the Rose Garden.
Rick Carlisle fined for comments
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