Nets owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the organization to be penalized for actions during the team’s playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Tsai tweeted support on Sunday for General Manager Sean Marks, who was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the referees’ locker room after the Nets’ Game 4 loss on Saturday.
“My partners and I have spoken and the entire Nets ownership group support our GM Sean Marks for protesting the wrong calls and missed calls,” Tsai wrote Sunday on Twitter. “NBA rules are rules and we respect that, but our players and fans expect things to be fair.”
The league also fined Jared Dudley $25,000 for escalating an altercation during the game, which the Nets lost, 112-108, to fall into a three-games-to-one hole in the best-of-seven series.