- Associated Press - Sunday, November 28, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has been fined $35,000 for publicly criticizing game officials.

NBA Executive Vice President Stu Jackson announced the discipline Sunday for the comments Scott made following Cleveland’s 110-100 loss at Orlando on Friday.

Scott criticized officials Ed Malloy, Bennie Adams and Kevin Fehr. He bemoaned having to play a team where “there’s five white jerseys and three with stripes. … It’s hard when you’re playing against eight people.”

He also complained about the crew’s inconsistency.

Scott had never been fined in previous coaching stints with New Jersey and New Orleans.