Hornets coach fined $25,000 for comments about NBA's concussion policy
New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams directs his team in this photo from a game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:42PM EST
NEW YORK - New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for public comments criticizing the league's concussion policy.
Williams made the comments Saturday night in Chicago before the Hornets faced the Bulls with first overall draft pick Anthony Davis sidelined by a mild concussion.
Williams blasted the NBA's protocols for determining when a player can return from a concussion, saying, "Now, they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it's getting old. It's just the way the league is now."