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Sean Marks Fined, Suspended

Nets GM Sean Marks Fined, Suspended Following Interaction with Refs

Believe it or not, general managers can be suspended.

I guess that means they simply cannot be in the arena for a game so their usual seat in the fourth or fifth row will just be available to the general public. Well, for all the Sixers fans who couldn’t find playoff tickets, there is now an empty seat available for Game 5 – a potential series clinching game.

Have at it!

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks received a one game ban and was fined $25,000 for entering the referee’s locker room following his team’s 112-108 loss in Game 4. The loss pushed the Nets to the brink of elimination as they are now down 3-1 in the series.

An oddly officiated game, the NBA announced in its Last Two Minute Report that Tobias Harris did in fact foul Jarrett Allen in the crucial dying seconds of the game. The play in question culminated with an Allen turnover, spelling the end for the Nets in Game 4.

“So the big point of emphasis this year was the wrapping, wrapping the player when he rolls to the rim,” Said Nets Head Coach Kenny Atkinson following the loss. “Judge for yourself if you watch the clip, but there was a clear wrap by Tobias Harris on the roll. I am just disappointed. That was a point of emphasis on day one at the coaches’ meetings — that they were going to emphasize that at the beginning of the game, the end of the game and all season. So how that all of a sudden doesn’t become a foul on the wrap, I don’t understand that.”

Game 5 will take place on Tuesday night.

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