Earlier this month
Kings coach Adam Forde fined by NBL
And a suspended suspension.
Sydney Kings Head Coach Adam Forde has been sanctioned by the NBL following his comments after Thursday night's game against the Perth Wildcats at RAC Arena.
The NBL found Forde's comments about the referees in his post-game media conference to be in breach of its Code of Conduct. Forde has been fined $5000 and suspended for one game. The one game suspension and $3000 of the $5000 fine will be suspended for a period of 12 months.
NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: "The League is absolutely committed to continuing to encourage and support our referees in their training and development, particularly young referees as they begin what we hope will be long and productive careers in the NBL.
"The NBL’s Head of Referees Scott Butler is rigorous in his review and assessment of his referees' performance after each game. We invest in the high performance training of every referee in much the same way teams do in respect of their players and we are committed to investing in long term, sustainable referee development to strengthen and grow our pool of referees.
“There is an appropriate forum for Clubs to raise any issues about officiating. Everyone is well aware that public comments of this nature are subject to our rules and regulations and are liable to sanctions as is the case with other professional sports."