NEW YORK – Howard Eisley made millions and millions of dollars playing in the NBA, first as the backup to John Stockton in Utah and then as one of the many forgettable floor generals for the New York Knicks over the past decade.
He is still in the league, now working as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.
And he is going to have to dip into his bank account (or, more likely, receive a paycheck with a large involuntary deduction) for going over the line with the referees.
Eisley said the wrong thing to the wrong person at the end of the Clippers’ 96-92 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, and NBA vice president Stu Jackson punished him today with a $15,000 fine.
The NBA released no further details of the incident.