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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Police search for boy running around on Taylor Hill

first_imgFort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a child that was seen running around in the ditch on the North Taylor Hill.Police say they received a call from a resident who had seen a young boy between 10 and 12 years-old running around in the ditch near the Baldonnel overpass at 12:30 p.m. and again on the North Taylor Hill just before 2 p.m. on Friday. When the boy saw the caller, he ran into nearby bushes.- Advertisement -Police tried unsuccessfully to locate the boy using the K-9 unit and by asking residents in Taylor if they could identify him.The boy is described as Caucasian, with brown hair and was wearing a tan t-shirt and jeans.Although they do not believe the boy was lost or in any danger, police say the situation is concerning.They are asking anyone who can identify the boy to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

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