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COACHES fined for criticizing refs

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
    fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years ago

    THIS WEEK, the list includes: Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, Charlotte Bobcats head man Larry Brown and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Harris. Geez. IF COACHES ARE GONNA FINED FOR CRITICIZING OFFICIALS, PEOPLE LIKE AI WOULD BE FINED EVERY WEEK OR EVEN EVERY GAME.

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      Maximus591posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So, it's acceptable for coaches to criticize officials is it?

      By criticizing officials it undermines their authority. In professional sports where gamesmanship is rife, and officials have a hard time arriving at the correct decisions, being critical of those decisions is counter productive.

      Frequently, referees /officials are blamed by coaches for their team when they play below par. Scapegoating officials serves no constructive purpose whatsoever.

      1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
        fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So refs are infallible now? WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?

      2. fishskinfreak2008 profile image60
        fishskinfreak2008posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "So, it's acceptable for coaches to criticize officials is it?" In response to this, OFFICIALS AREN'T PERFECT/INFALLIBLE. THEY ARE HUMAN AFTER ALL AND HUMAN BEINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CRITICISM

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          Maximus591posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not so.

          An official is a neutral arbiter who ensures fair play and administers rules.

          If an official makes a mistake it will be an honest mistake. You cannot have coaches screaming at an official because he's made an honest mistake. It reflects badly on the coach and potentially brings the game into disrepute.

          If an official continues to make 'honest mistakes' he will be removed from officiating, or relegated to a lower level until he can demonstrate more accurate decision making at critical plays.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I totally agree with Maximus on this one.

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image77
      Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with both of you on this count! Refs can make bad calls, but if coaches display poor sportsmanship on a professional level where does that leave the kids coming up in team sports?

 
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