27 May 2009

Jackson fined for refereeing outburst

6:21 pm on 27 May 2009

The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has been fined $40,000 by the National Basketball Association for publicly criticising game officials.

The Lakers organisation was also fined $40,000 for his comments after Jackson was critical of the refereeing during the Lakers' 120-101 game four loss to the Denver Nuggets yesterday during their Western Conference finals series.

The best of seven final is level at two all.