POOL REPORT ON THE EJECTIONS THAT OCCURRED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF TONIGHT’S NEW YORK KNICKS AT MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES GAME

INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY PETER EDMISTON (THE ATHLETIC) WITH CREW CHIEF TONY BROTHERS FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S NEW YORK KNICKS AT MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES GAME

May 3, 2021

 

QUESTION: What were the circumstances that led to the ejection of Taylor Jenkins?

BROTHERS: “There was a drive to the basket, and he thought there was a foul on the play. Coming back up the floor I kind of gave him a chance to calm down some.  When he got down, he didn’t calm down he was acting very overtly, yelling so I issued the first technical foul. As I was walking to the table he was still overtly yelling and then he yells an obscenity, I called a second technical foul and ejected him.”

 

QUESTION: So, the obscenity was the trigger?

BROTHERS: “As far as the ejection was concerned, yes.” 

 

QUESTION: What were the circumstances that led to the ejection of Ja Morant?

BROTHERS: “They had been warned and he continued to complain, and I gave him an opportunity to stop and he wouldn’t, so I called the first technical foul. And then he continued to complain and walked towards me and so when he got close to me, I called a second technical foul and ejected him.”

 

QUESTION: Was there any threatening language used by you toward Ja Morant?

BROTHERS: “Of course not.”