Sean Marks the general manager for the NBA team Brooklyn Nets has been fined for 25000 dollars along with being suspended for one game without pay after he entered in the referee locker room after the Sunday night’s Game 4 loss of Brooklyn Nets at hands of Philadelphia 76ers.
Mark is going to serve the suspension for the Game 5 that will be held on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Sixers in their first round of the playoff series are currently ahead with 3-1 lead in the best of 7 Eastern conference playoff series.
To enter the referee locker room is a serious violation of rules in NBA and it is also posted outside their door that “Authorized Personnel are Only Allowed In”. It is a rare case for a team’s executive to be fined for this kind of offense. The last case was for the Atlanta hawks GM Danny Ferry who got fined for 15000 dollars after he got into inappropriate argument with the referees following his team’s defeat against the Boston Celtics.
Philadelphia 76ers won over the Brooklyn Nets in the game 4 of the first round series of the playoffs by 112-108.
In this game, there were ejections from both teams. Jared Dudley of the Nets was ejected along with Jimmy Butler of the 76ers following their 3rd quarter altercation.
The scuffle between the 2 teams started after 76ers Joel Embiid was called for a foul against Nets Jarrett Allen.
Embiid was given a flagrant foul which is his 2nd for the playoff. If a player gets 3 flagrant fouls in the playoffs, it results into an immediate suspension.
According to media, “Sean Marks was upset over the fact that Embiid was not given 2 flagrant fouls in either Game 2 or Game 4.
Jarrett Allen was swarmed by three 76ers players including Tobias Harris and Nets coach thinks that Harris should have also been given a foul.