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Old 06-13-2018, 08:02 PM   #8015
LKJ
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Re: Wrestling OT/LC Thread: 346 Days Until Christmas

Dude was just a straight-up mafia leader. That time that he sat in the crowd and gave a live TV interview where he threatened Jeff Van Gundy's career while Van Gundy was coaching in the ongoing game was something to behold.

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/may.../sp-nbareport3

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The NBA fined Houston Rocket Coach Jeff Van Gundy $100,000 -- the largest amount for a coach -- on Monday, a day after he accused officials of targeting center Yao Ming this postseason and said Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban was to blame.

While Van Gundy laughed off the penalty and Yao offered to pick up half the tab, the matter jumped to another, far more serious level. Commissioner David Stern called the fine "an intermediary step," adding that an investigation would continue once the Rockets finish their playoff run.

He said further punishment was possible, even implying that Van Gundy could face a lifetime ban.

"If he's going to say things like that, he's not going to continue in this league," Stern said. "If the attitude reflected in those comments continues to be public, he's going to have a big problem with me as long as I'm commissioner."
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