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Danny Ferry gets $15,000 fine for giving video of Rondo to official

Jan 7, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

Danny Ferry, Hawks President of Basketball Operations and GM AP

Hawks GM Danny Ferry is being fined $15,000 for being a snitch.

Rajon Rondo bumped referee Rodney Mott on Sunday night and he will pay the price for that by sitting out Monday night.

But after the game when it happened Ferry approached the referees and gave them the video of the play. The tattletale. But the league has a hard and fast rule about players or team officials approaching a referee after the game, for any reason, so he Ferry was given a $15,000 fine by the league.

The whole thing kind of makes me laugh, mostly because I don’t have to write the check.

  1. mazblast - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    The fine isn’t for approaching the official. The fine is for forcing the league to notice and take action against someone from one of David Stern’s Designated Winner franchises (Miami, Boston, Lakers). The nerve, the gall, the unmitigated audacity!

    • saint1997 - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      dude get over yourself. Maybe your team just sucks?

    • jjordannba - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      You’re an idiot, maybe Miami And LA but the league don’t care about the Celtics. Plus they just suspended Dwyane Wade not too long ago.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      If Boston was a designated winner they would have Tim Duncan

    • jolink653 - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      I’ll never understand why some people are so convinced there’s a giant conspiracy to ensure that one of only 4 or 5 “Winner” franchises will win the title every year…In what world does the NBA benefit from having the same teams win every year? It’s just so stupid

  2. saint1997 - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    he looks like a little snitch doesn’t he

  3. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM


  4. glink123 - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Yet another example of Stern holding someone else accountable (Ferry via a fine) for his own incompetence (sad state of NBA officiating). Must be nice to be horrible at your job, yet have no chance of being fired since you do your own annual performance review. As long as the owners make money, that’s literally the only measurable Stern is held accountable for.

    • paleihe - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      Your post has absolutely nothing to do with this situation, nothing.

      • badintent - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:44 AM

        you’re right, Someone wake up Stu Jackson, Stern’s little bitch.Stu. You got mail, now get to work , Stu.Knick and Grizz fans still say you suck

    • cosanostra71 - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      “As long as the owners make money, that’s literally the only measurable Stern is held accountable for.”

      Not that I disagree with the essence of your post, but isn’t that his job? To make the owners money?

  5. mogogo1 - Jan 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Only positive I can see is the NBA actually fines in round figures. If this were the NFL, the fine would be $14,875 or something weird like that. But that rule is quite obviously to keep the refs from being rushed by irate players and coaches after a game. Handing the guy a videotape wouldn’t seem to warrant any fine at all. Next time, I guess Ferry can have it FedExed to the league offices.

    • eventhorizon04 - Jan 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      Side note, but the reason for the weird numbers for the fines issued by the NFL is that they choose a nice round number for fines (like $12,500) with each Collective Bargaining Agreement, but that number increases by at an agreed rate, like 5%, per year.

      That means after the new CBA is signed, what starts as a $12,500 fine ends up $13,125 the next year and then $13,781 the year after.

      • mogogo1 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        That’s cool info. Did not know that. However, it’s still pretty dumb that the NFL can’t just keep a $12,500 fine and leave it at that until the next CBA comes along. Most fines you run into in real life don’t adjust every year.

  6. djjackson81 - Jan 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Everyone loves snitches

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 8, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      Ummmm……sorry guys, I think our friend djjackson81’s auto-correct on his iphone changed his B to an SN. Right dj?

  7. dko83 - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Hawks.. Continuing to be first round losers for years to come.. keep it up.

  8. jolink653 - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Snitches get stitches

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