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NBA fines Kings $50,000 after exec confronted game clock operators

The NBA fined the Sacramento Kings $50,000 and fined assistant general manager Wes Wilcox $15,000 on Thursday after he confronted scorer's table personnel during game play.

Mar 25, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) is congratulated by teammates after making a three point basket while being fouled against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports<br />

The NBA fined the Sacramento Kings $50,000 and fined assistant general manager Wes Wilcox $15,000 on Thursday after he confronted scorer’s table personnel during game play.

The league said Wilcox left his seat to confront operations personnel at the scorer’s table about the handling of a clock procedure during a jump ball in the second half of the Kings’ victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday.

The league said Wilcox violated “league rules prohibiting team owners and executives from interacting with scorer’s table personnel during game play.”

The NBA added in its statement that the clock procedure at issue was administered correctly by the shot-clock operator.