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The referees’ union now has another incident to watch after Wednesday’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. With the visiting Kings up 120-109 at the 1:49 of the fourth quarter, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd attempted to call a timeout before an inbounds pass from O.J. Mayo on the other side of the floor. Kidd apparently had some trouble getting the officials’ attention, because he ran over to the opposite sideline. Something happened as he walked back with referee Zach Zarba, though, because Kidd straight-up slapped the ball out of his hands.
Kidd said he was sticking up for himself and protecting his players before he was tossed. “I walked all the way down to get a timeout,” Kidd said, “and then we had our discussion. He gave me the T. “From there, I’m trying to protect my guys. Understanding we felt we were getting fouled and the whistle wasn’t being blown. What happens in this league, you have to stand up for yourself, and my job is to protect those young guys.
These problems go hand-in-hand with the new territory. Once he’s able to make it through the honeymoon phase, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is excited about what his new center brings to the table. “He has the opportunity to showcase his talent. Not just being able to score the ball but being able to pass,” Kidd said. “He’s going to be a guy that helps us dramatically being there on the offensive end.”