Suns coach Monty Williams fined $15K for criticizing refs

Suns Pelicans Basketball
Posted at 12:39 PM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 19:03:46-04

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has been fined $15,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating in Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Williams made his comments to the media following the Suns’ 118-103 road loss Sunday.

He was upset by the disparity in foul shots — 42-15.

Williams said "coaches shouldn’t have to come up to the microphone and feel like they’re going to get their head cut off for speaking the truth. That’s a free-throw disparity.”

It’s the third fine assessed in the past two days by the NBA for reactions to officiating involving a disparity in free throws favoring the home team.