Phil Jackson fined $25K
The sources said Jackson was fined specifically for statements he made at a news conference last week about possibly hiring Fisher as his new coach.
The league's 30 teams were notified of the fine by league memo Monday afternoon, the sources said.
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Marc Stein has been covering the NBA for ESPN since 2000 and became an ESPN.com senior writer in September 2002. In addition to covering NBA news for all of ESPN's platforms, Stein authors the popular NBA Power Rankings every Monday during the regular season while also covering major NBA events and USA Basketball for ESPN.com. He appears regularly on SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast and additional news and information programming and is a frequent contributor to ESPN Radio's NBA coverage as a sideline reporter and league insider.
Stein began covering the NBA during the 1993-94 season and had stints as both Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. He then served as Dallas Mavericks beat writer and later as NBA columnist for The Dallas Morning News before his move to ESPN. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Orange County Register and The San Bernardino Sun. In addition to his NBA reporting, Stein has covered soccer's World Cup, tennis' U.S. Open and the Summer Olympics. Every Sunday, Stein co-hosts a weekly soccer show -- Soccer Today -- on ESPN Radio (103.3 FM) in Dallas.
Stein is a 1991 communications graduate of California State University Fullerton and received his school's highest alumni honor when he was named as part of CSUF's 2006 class of "Vision & Visionaries." His writing has been honored numerous times by the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
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