Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a referee and not leaving the court in a timely manner after he was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
With 18.6 seconds to play in the first overtime of a double-overtime Clippers loss, Rivers was issued a technical foul by referee Ken Mauer. Rivers was upset because he had been talking to referee Lauren Holtkamp when Mauer intervened.
Mauer then hit Rivers with a second technical foul, an automatic ejection.
Rivers had to be held back by center DeAndre Jordan and Clippers assistant Sam Cassell as he tried to chase after...