Kerr Fined For Profane Outburst

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP): Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is sorry he swore more than once at a referee. He knows how hard that job must be. Kerr was fined US$25,000 by the NBA yesterday for his outburst directed at official Bill Spooner late in the third quarter of Golden State’s three-point overtime loss at Sacramento on Saturday night. “I knew I was going to get fined. I deserve it,” Kerr said. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year yelled profanities and was held back on the court by assistant coach Mike Brown during the 109-106 defeat. He became irate after a pair of loose ball fouls on Kevon Looney 18 seconds apart, pointing and gesturing in Spooner’s direction. Kerr said he had apologised to Spooner through NBA Executive Vice-president of Basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe and would do so in person the next time Spooner is assigned to work the Warriors. “It was totally inappropriate and I deserve to be fined,” Kerr said. “It didn’t surprise me how I angry I was, but the word choice was very poor.” The league said Kerr was verbally abusive to officials and failed to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection with three minutes and 34 seconds left in the period. To those who get into officiating, Kerr said: “God bless you. Those guys have miserable jobs. We yell at them, every coach yells at them every game. Part of being a good ref is you understand it’s not personal. That’s why I don’t think this will be any issue. Bill’s a really good ref. He’s been in this league a long time. I’ll apologise and I’m sure he’ll be fine. Like I said, they’re kind of used to the abuse. It’s never personal.”last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: GENEROUS GESTURE ENSURES NAOMH MUIRE ANNUAL TRIP TO CROKER!

first_imgWords & Pix Brid Sweeney: Up to 150 Children left our small Community Lower Rosses on Saturday morning for the annual trip to Croke Park which is now an important part of the Club year at Naomh Muire.No other Club in Ireland will take as many to a big match year after year….why…..because they haven’t a bus company like Bus Feda who sponsor the trip and have done so down the years.Although the Club coaches and the Club itself assist greatly in ensuring the young children get their day at Headquarters …it is the unselfish gesture by the O’Domhnaill family that makes this trip at such a token price possible. Go Raibh míle maith agaibh. PICTURE SPECIAL: GENEROUS GESTURE ENSURES NAOMH MUIRE ANNUAL TRIP TO CROKER! was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BRID SWEENEYBus FedaCroke ParkdonegalNAOMH MUIREO Domhnialllast_img read more

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