Transcript: NBA Referee Tony Brothers Comments to Pool Reporter after Clippers – Rockets Game.
November 13, 2019
Pool Reporter Transcript
Crew Chief Tony Brothers
Postgame – LA Clippers at Houston Rockets
NBA Crew Chief Tony Brothers met with pool reporter Alykhan Bijani from Athletic after the game between the Clippers and the Rockets tonight. Here is a transcript of that interview.
Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers said he was told by the other two officials that he had two time outs left. What happened there?
“After it was determined the Clippers could not challenge the play, they were incorrectly informed they would retain their timeout.”
Why did Coach Rivers receive two technical fouls and get ejected from the game?
“After he was told that he lost his timeout during that challenge, as you can expect, he became upset and he was given an opportunity to try to get his composure, but it didn’t happen. He came out onto the floor when we wanted to start resuming play. He was given a technical foul. The first one he says, ‘I don’t care’, and he continued to stay on the floor so he was given a second technical and ejected.”