The NBA is serious about keeping coaches and GMs away from their players during the lockout.According to a tweet by ESPN’s Ric Bucher, “NBA GMs/coaches can still follow their players on Twitter during lockout. But a mention or re-tweet? $1 million fine + maybe loss of picks.”
Last night Bucher reported that coaches would be fined $1 million for contacting players. But apparently “contact” extends to the Twittersphere.
“The league office is digging in,” one GM told Bucher. “They made it clear to everyone that they’re going to crack down hard on any sign of contact with the players and they said they’re going to be very vigilant.”
Some coaches held meetings with their players over the last few days in anticipation of the lockout. And it looks like that’ll be the last contact they make, lest they want to take a hit in the piggy bank.
No word on the punishment for coaches putting all their players in one Google+ circle, but we’re guessing it’s pretty steep.
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