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Hawks' Mike Budenholzer fined $25,000

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The Sports Xchange
Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Photo by David Tulis/UPI
Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 for making incidental contact with a game official during live action.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine on Monday.

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The incident, for which Budenholzer was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 6:27 remaining in the second quarter of Atlanta's 109-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Budenholzer stepped out to the 3-point line on the court and appeared to bump referee Ben Taylor, prompting the ejection.

Budenholzer looked bewildered by the ejection and didn't have many answers after the game.

"He threw me out and that's his prerogative," Budenholzer said. "If there was contact, it was 100 percent unintentional."

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