Kerr fined $25K for verbal abuse

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Golden State Coach Steve Kerr was fined by the NBA for verbally abusing an official. (Photo via CBS Sports)

Golden State Coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for his outburst directed at official Bill Spooner late in the third quarter of the Warriors overtime loss at Sacramento on Saturday night.

The reigning Coach of the Year yelled profanities and was held back by assistant coach Mike Brown during the tirade. Kerr, irate after a pair of loose ball fouls on Kevon Looney 18 seconds apart, pointed and gestured in Spooner’s direction.

Kerr said he had apologized to Spooner through NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe and would do so in person the next time Spooner is assigned to work a Warriors game.

“I used inappropriate words. I deserved to be fined. I apologized to Bill Spooner through Kiki yesterday. Next time I see him I’ll apologize. It was totally inappropriate and I deserve to be fined,” Kerr said.

(Source: ESPN.COM/NBA)

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