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MavsFanFinley
01-03-2004, 10:25 PM
Ooops.

Brown mistakenly ejected from Warriors-Pistons game

January 3, 2004

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown was mistakenly ejected from Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors, refusing to return after the referees realized their mistake.

Moments after Richard Hamilton was given a technical foul for arguing a foul call with 4:31 left in the third quarter, Brown was also given a technical.

The officials mistakenly thought two technical fouls had been called on Brown and had him escorted from the court.

After a discussion, it was announced that Brown could come back, but he stayed in the Pistons locker room. Brown later left the arena while the game was still in progress.

grndmstr_c
01-03-2004, 10:57 PM
How embarrasing for the refs. That's great.

EricaLubarsky
01-03-2004, 11:14 PM
If NBA reffing was policework there would be an internal investigation. I blame the horrible refs on that gnome, Stern; he should have appointed a board to review referrees a long time ago.

I'm sure this was just an accident that anyone could have made, but its another chapter in the book for me. The NBA has become a joke like professional wrestling because of the creative officiating. True basketball officianados are watching more and more college ball.

The NBA should be the pinnacle league of baskeball. The NBA already employs the best athletic talent, now if they could just collect the best referees to keep order on the court and to fascilitate the game. A ref is a professional like a doctor, a chef or an ambulance driver and should be held to professional standards of perfection.

I could have made this mistake but the professionals who are paid to make sure this doesnt happen should never have allowed this to happen.

MavKikiNYC
01-04-2004, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky

A ref is a professional like a doctor, a chef or an ambulance driver and should be held to professional standards of perfection.

This is one of the funniest sentences I remember reading on here.

Drbio
01-05-2004, 02:54 AM
Way to go refs. Idiots.

dirno2000
01-05-2004, 09:50 AM
Why does Larry Brown get a free pass here?

MavKikiNYC
01-05-2004, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by: dirno2000
Why does Larry Brown get a free pass here?

I think the NBA should fine him for refusing to come back on to the court.

dirno2000
01-05-2004, 10:54 AM
...or at least the team. The refs clearly screwed up, but the way I see it he refused to coach his team. They should dock his pay for the game.

MavsFanFinley
01-05-2004, 08:56 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't think Brown should have returned?

Your boss tells you you're fired and sends you home. Oops, they made a mistake and want you to come back for the rest of the day to earn your pay.

Would you?

Drbio
01-05-2004, 09:04 PM
I don't have a problem wiht Brown showing up the refs. They needed it.