Cavs coach Byron Scott knew it was coming. As expected, the league fined him $35,000 Sunday for his verbal assault on officials Ed Malloy, Bennie Adams and Kevin Fehr following Friday's loss to the Orlando Magic.
Scott knew when he opened his mouth Friday the fine was coming. He didn't seem to care, nor did he regret the comments Saturday when asked again about it before the Cavs' victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
"Just call the game the same way," Scott said Saturday. "If you do that, you'll have no problem from me."
Scott has been assessed small fines for technicals and an ejection, but this is the first time he has been fined by the league for blasting officiating. He thought the officials missed some calls and said they should "get another job" if they can't do better than what they did on Friday.
"It's hard when you're playing five on eight," Scott said.