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Rick Carlisle accepts referee David Jones’ apology

Rick Carlisle accused referee David Jones of following Deron Williams into the Mavericks’ huddle and “baiting” the guard into a technical foul.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN:

Statement from Rick Carlisle: “With the League’s permission, referee David Jones contacted me today to apologize for the situation that developed with Deron Williams last night. I accepted his apology and told him that I now consider this matter in the past.”

It’s impossible to fully judge this situation from afar, but if Jones felt he needed to apologize, he probably did.

Hopefully, this is a teaching point for Jones and all referees about keeping their cool.