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WNBA fines Shock coach Laimbeer for criticizing refs

Updated: September 6, 2006, 3:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The WNBA fined Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer on Tuesday for criticizing the officiating after his club's loss to the Sacramento Monarchs in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Laimbeer ripped his own players and the officiating with equal vigor Sunday in his animated comments after Detroit's 89-69 loss.

"We're tired of there being a double standard on the whistle," Laimbeer said after Detroit was called for 28 fouls to Sacramento's 23. The clubs were called for 42 fouls apiece in ...

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