Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Last night at Verizon Center:


When Wizards coach Eddie Jordan was thrown out of the team’s 93-80 loss at San Antonio on Saturday night, little did he realize the double technical foul would result in a $15,000 fine.

But word came down yesterday afternoon that the league was fining him for his failure to leave the court in a timely manner following the ejection.

Jordan was incensed when he felt the referees ignored Gilbert Arenas being fouled, and the coach believed he left the court quickly enough to avoid such a large fine.

“I thought you had a little bit of time to earn your money when you earn two techs,” Jordan said before the game against the Knicks. “I thought that you could get a little bit of grace period, and then you could leave. I didn’t stay out there that long, but I guess they thought I did.

“You know. There’s a human element to this game that you really can’t totally ignore.”


3 Passes by the Wizards on the final possession that resulted in Caron Butler’s game-winning dunk.

16-3 Mark at Verizon Center for the Wizards, the best home record in the Eastern Conference.

John N. Mitchell

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