Kerr's actions came in the fourth quarter of
Wednesday's 129-107 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. Upon
hearing that Draymond Green's common foul was being upgraded to
a flagrant foul 1, Kerr slammed the scorers' table to earn his
first technical, then swung his right arm in the air while
approaching official Ken Mauer on the court. He was tagged with
a quick second technical and ejection.
Kevin Durant held back an incensed Kerr after he was ejected.
"I was just shocked that it was called a flagrant foul," Kerr
said after the game. "That was head-scratching that could be
called a flagrant foul. I mean, the guy's going to go up for a
dunk, you got to make sure he doesn't dunk it. So I told Kenny I
beg to differ."
Green also was issued a technical foul during the incident.
On the original call on the floor, Green fouled the Blazers'
Zach Collins at the rim. As for the uproar afterward, Green said
he appreciated his coach's support.
"That was amazing; it's great," Green said. "He set the tone for
us to close the game the way we did. It was good. I got a tech
also for standing there. That probably should be a delay of
game, not a tech. You can't give somebody a tech because they're
standing there. That's a delay of game. But whatever."
Kerr's punishment was announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's
executive vice president, basketball operations.
--Field Level Media
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