Adelman, McMillan, Rivers fined $25K

Updated: April 29, 2009, 11:42 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The NBA fined three coaches Tuesday for publicly criticizing referees during the NBA playoffs.

Houston's Rick Adelman, Portland's Nate McMillan and Boston's Doc Rivers all were penalized $25,000.

Adelman and McMillan are facing each other in a first-round series that the Rockets lead 3-1. Both coaches were fined for comments after Houston victories.

Rivers was assessed a fine for comments made after Game 4, a 121-118 loss to Chicago in two overtimes that tied ...

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