In the decisive quarter, with a score of 103:109, Brooklyn assistant coach David Vanterpool halted the transfer of Washington defender Spencer Denvidy to forward Kyle Kuzma.
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The referees did not notice the coach Nets’ interference in the match – the referees’ team attributed the loss to the hosts and gave their opponent the right to attack.
“It’s a complete illusion. Coaches don’t have to stand up [біля лінії]. That is, if the end is 2 minutes, then everyone in the league will be on their feet. But it was around the clock [5:42 хвилини]and stands. Then there’s Steve Nash [головний тренер “Нетс”] Referral to the arbitrator is prohibited. He can’t see anything at all. “We weren’t very lucky, but now we need to live with it,” Kyle Kuzma said.
- The Brooklyn Nets are the third team in Vanterpool’s NBA career: he has previously worked with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 48-year-old found himself at the Nets in 2021.
- Thanks to the victory, the net took third place in the Eastern Conference standings – 28 wins and 16 losses. Wizards – eight (23 wins, 22 losses).
- The Nets’ next game will be against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, January 22.