Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

NBA doubles amount of fines for technical fouls


Posted Oct 1 2010 5:29PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Technical fouls will become twice as expensive this season.

The NBA informed teams that fines for technicals will double from last season's amounts in a memo, the contents of which were confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.

Players and coaches will now be docked $2,000 for each of their first five technical fouls. The costs rise to $3,000 for the next five, followed by $4,000 for Nos. 11-15. Starting at 16, players are suspended one game for every two technicals, along with $5,000 for each.

The number of technicals could rise this season with the NBA seeking to halt complaining about calls. They will now call technicals for overt gestures, such as punching the air in anger, even if it's not directed at a referee.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoZeller Steal
Tyler Zeller steals the ball and gives it to Jeff Green for the easy finish.
photoGreen Alley-oop
Avery Bradley floats a pass to jeff Green for the flush.
photoThrough the Lens: NBA Christmas Day 2014
Take a look through the lens of the Phantom slow-motion high-definition camera at the best action from the NBA on Christmas Day.
photoDecember 25: Daily Zap
Here are the top moments from Thursday's action.
photoInside the NBA: The West Debate
The Inside the NBA gang break down the where they think the Clippers stack up against the rest in the West.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.