Breakers NBL boss cops fine and suspension

Wellington: New Zealand Breakers chief executive Matt Walsh has copped a two-game suspension and a $5000 fine following a verbal altercation with NBL commissioner Jeremy Loeliger.

Walsh and Loeliger were involved in a heated exchange after the Breakers lost their latest match 103-78 to South East Melbourne Phoenix at Melbourne Arena on Saturday.

The Kiwi club’s American owner was believed to be fuming over the contentious early ejection of star import guard RJ Hampton.

Walsh tweeted “WHAT A JOKE” soon after the ejection.

A short NBL statement on Wednesday night said Walsh was found to have breached the league’s code of conduct and that no further comment would be made.


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