Grizzlies coach Jenkins fined $15K for criticizing refs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins insists he’s paying his own $15,000 fine for publicly criticizing the officiating in Game 4 of the Grizzlies’ series against the Minnesota Timberwolves despite the offer from a couple of players to cover it. He was fined Monday. Jenkins made his comments to the media following the Grizzlies’ 119-118 loss Saturday in Minneapolis, saying he had never seen “a more inconsistent, arrogant officiated game.” He called it “embarrassing” and said he was “at a loss for words.” Twenty-five of the Grizzlies’ 33 fouls were called on their starters. Both Dillon Brooks and Ja Morant said afterward they’d pick up any fine their coach drew for criticizing the officiating in Game 4.

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