The NBA has fined New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams $25,000 for comments he made about the league’s concussion policy, which kept former UK center Anthony Davis from playing last week.
Here’s what Williams said before New Orleans’ win at Chicago last Saturday.
“The better (Davis) feels in the next couple of days, it helps the situation. But when you’re dealing with the brain, I guess what’s happening in football it’s impacted everybody. So he got touched up a little bit last night and I’m sure that happens a lot in basketball. It’s just that now you treat everybody like they have on white gloves and pink drawers. It’s just getting old, but it’s just the way the league is now.”
No doubt the “pink drawers” reference rankled the league, which has followed the NFL’s lead in dealing with concussions.
The Hornets play host to Philadelphia tonight. No word on Davis’ playing status.