Chris Haynes: Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets organization have each been fined $35,000 for violating league rules governing media interview access. Statement says fines result from Irving’s repeated refusal to participate in team postgame media availability.
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Jeff Zillgitt: Here’s the release from NBA on fines for Irving, Nets for “violating league rules governing media interview access.”
Brian Mahoney: Kyrie and the Nets had already both been fined $25,000 in December by the NBA after he wouldn’t do media during media week. You may notice a pattern developing here.
Malika Andrews: Kyrie Irving and the Nets have been fined $25K for not speaking to reporters, which is a violation of league rules. Irving has yet to speak to reporters since the beginning of training camp.
Jay King: Kyrie Irving on his fine: “Well deserved.” Took full responsibility for his actions, but also noted of Jamal Murray, “You just don’t play basketball like that. … it’s just petty, it’s immature. But we’ll see him again though.”
Jay King: Kyrie Irving called Jamal Murray a “thirsty player” for going after 50 points on the final possession last night.
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Spoelstra has accepted an invitation to join the USA Basketball coaching staff for its Olympic preparations in Las Vegas next month. The Miami Heat coach, who went head-to-head against Popovich and San Antonio in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals, will be involved coaching the U.S. select team — a group of players that will be brought in to practice and scrimmage against the Olympic roster.
“I really just want to be a part of the program,” Spoelstra said. “I’m always pushing myself to get better in the offseasons; I go visit people and all that stuff. This is going to be a basketball immersion. I mean, the dinners, the team meetings … for where I am right now in my career, I think this is the perfect thing for a summer of development.”