AKRON, Ohio — Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $20,000 for directing inappropriate language toward game officials and for failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection, NBA president of operations Byron Spruell said.
Bickerstaff was thrown out of Wednesday’s ugly home loss to the Hornets. He said he apologized to the team afterward.
“That’s on me,” Bickerstaff said of the ejection. “Need to improve and be better. I need to stay in the fight.”
You can read more about that game and my thoughts on the Cavs in my latest dribbles right here. Or check out the latest Cavs on the Break pod with John Sabol and me right here.
The Cavs (36-26) visit the 76ers on Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST.