NBA fines Van Gundy for criticism of officials


Stan Van Gundy is losing money from his wallet to go along with the loss his team suffered on Sunday.

The Pistons head coach was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for criticising officials during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-101 win over the Pistons in game one of their play-off series.

"A couple of calls have upset our guys," Van Gundy said during a sideline interview with Lisa Salters.

"They've got to understand, LeBron's LeBron [James]. They're not going to call offensive fouls on him. He gets to do whatever he wants. They've got to understand that."

Van Gundy later backtracked on his comments, stating during his post-game news conference that the officiating "evened out".

But by then, the damage to his pockets had been done.