February 3, 2012
Mavs' Cuban, Carlisle fined by NBA
By SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and head coach Rick Carlisle were each fined by the NBA on Friday.
Cuban was slapped with a $75,000 penalty and Carlisle was penalized $35,000.
Carlisle's fine resulted from kicking a ball into the stands with 9:34 remaining in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to Oklahoma City. He was ejected for receiving his second technical foul.
The ball, which Carlisle said was aimed toward an official, went into the stands and struck a young boy. Carlisle later apologized.
Cuban received his fine for criticizing NBA officiating after Thursday's game.