No change is imminent, but league could revisit rules concerning technical foul-induced suspensions
If Kendrick Perkins so much as utters the phrase, “How dare you! My last screen was not moving, it was positively refulgent!” or “You insufferable dandiprat, rescind that call, forthwith!” he could find himself suspended for a game in the NBA finals. That’s a pretty harsh punishment for a few crude words and some minor fisticuffs, a point which Doc Rivers has articulated repeatedly since Perk picked up his sixth technical foul in the conference finals.
Well, the lobbying appears to have worked, as the topic seems to be on David Stern’s docket. From Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:
“I think [Rivers] has a worthy point that’s worthy of consideration,” said Stern. “We are where we are now, but I’d like to take a look at it between seasons. As much as I hate to agree with Doc, I think he actually has a point.
“But we are where we are, and thus far we haven’t had anyone miss a playoff game by reaching the technical limit and hopefully our players will exercise the control that this rule is in there to cause them to exercise.”