The NBA announced Sunday Kings head coach Michael Malone has been fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of a game official and not proceeding directly to his locker room following the completion of the game following Friday’s 91-90 loss at Memphis.
Malone was furious over a late call by official Marc Davis with 1.9 seconds to play. Rather than call a foul on Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince, Davis called for a jump ball.
Malone went after Davis right after the final buzzer, meeting him on the court and calling Davis a “coward.”
The Grizzlies gained control of the tip to secure the win.