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Avery Johnson fined $25,000

Mavericks Johnson Fired  Basketball

** FILE ** In this Feb. 3, 2008 file photo, Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson complains to an official in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Mavericks lost to the Pistons, 90-67. The Dallas Mavericks have fired coach Avery Johnson, Wednesday April 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File) Original Filename: Mavericks_Johnson_Fired__Basketball_NY167.jpg


The NBA announced this today:

NEW YORK, February 4, 2011 – New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson hasbeen fined $25,000 for improper conduct towards a game official surroundinghis ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive VicePresident, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter of the Nets’106-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Prudential Center in Newark,N.J. on February 2.

Johnson was ejected after arguing a no-call on a Devin Harris turnover that led to a fast-break basket for the 76ers. It was Johnson’s first ejection of the season. The Nets were down by 13 points when Johnson got ejected, and went on to lose the game by a final score of 106-92.