Managers’ frustration explodes, refereeing is the best thing since sliced bread
There’s been a lot of bad officiating in the NBA lately. On Thursday, two coaches were ejected for protesting a call.
Rick Carlisle and Chauncey Billups, the head coaches of the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trailblazers, 스포츠토토 respectively, were ejected from their respective games on Thursday for their outbursts over officiating.
Carlisle was ejected from Indiana’s game against the Denver Nuggets with eight minutes left in the third quarter on Thursday after running onto the court and yelling at the referee. His anger was directed at the fact that Pascal Siakam was clearly fouled by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a breakaway and the referee failed to call the foul, and he was hit with a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.
Portland coach Chauncey Billups was also ejected on the same day. Near the end of the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland at the Paycom Center, Malcolm Brogdon was double-teamed and the entire Portland squad, including Billups, signaled for a timeout. The referee didn’t honor the call, and an enraged Billups went on the court to protest and was ejected.
Coincidentally, both teams lost by close scores. If it weren’t for the technical foul that was called during the protest, it’s unclear how the game would have turned out.
Not long ago, Sacramento head coach Mike Brown was ejected for protesting a call, and on April 24, two coaches were ejected for protesting.
The NBA has been plagued by officiating controversies lately, and if things don’t improve soon, we’ll see more of the same.