Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan has been fined $25,000 for detrimental public feedback asserting bias by the NBA regarding the 2020-21 Playoffs, it was introduced immediately by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
McMillan made his remarks to the media on Might 19.
Per ESPN.com, “on Wednesday in a Zoom name with the media, McMillan, whose Hawks play the Knicks within the first spherical of the Japanese Convention playoffs, mentioned the NBA needs New York within the playoffs. He mentioned on the decision that that’s the message he has delivered to his workforce. “Completely, I’ve talked about that to the workforce lots. Principally, I’ve gone so far as saying the league needs this,” he mentioned. “They want this, New York, it is a large marketplace for the league, and New York has been out of the playoffs for quite a lot of years.” “And it is a workforce that our league, they need to see — there’s an enormous fan base — and so they need to see New York within the playoffs.”