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Phil Jackson Fined By NBA For Comment On D'Angelo Russell

Mar 4, 2015 10:31 AM

Phil Jackson has been fined by the NBA for his public comment on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

It is immediately unclear how much money the Knicks were fined.

Upon leaving Ohio State's game on Thursday night in Columbus, Jackson told Cleveland.com that Russell was a "great looking kid, [a] great prospect."

 

League officials are not allowed to make public comments on college underclassmen.

Around the NBA, front-office executives were surprised Jackson would violate the rule, given that it is a well-known rule that his peers understand has to be observed. 

 

The NBA fined Phil Jackson $25,000 for tampering with Derek Fisher when he was still a player with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Phil Jackson Likely To Be Fined For Commenting On D'Angelo Russell

Feb 27, 2015 10:55 AM

Phil Jackson will likely receive a fine for commenting on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

Russell is a freshman for the Buckeyes and a probable high lottery pick if he declares for the draft.

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Trevor Thompson Transfers From Virginia Tech To Ohio State

Apr 13, 2014 6:14 PM

Trevor Thompson will transfer from Virginia Tech to Ohio State.

Thompson was also pursued by Indiana, Purdue and Butler.

"I love the academics, the fans, my new teammates and the coaching staff," Thompson said. "It was the perfect fit."

Thompson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Thompson will sit out next season, but he could request a waiver from the NCAA due to his father's medical condition.

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Anthony Lee To Transfer To Ohio State

Mar 29, 2014 5:49 PM

Anthony Lee will transfer from Temple to Ohio State.

Lee will be able to play immediate as a graduate transfer.

Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for Temple last season.

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LaQuinton Ross Leaves Ohio State For NBA Draft

Mar 24, 2014 3:55 PM

LaQuinton Ross will leave Ohio State to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Ross averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a junior.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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Nik Stauskas Headlines Big Ten Awards

Mar 10, 2014 9:58 PM

Nik Stauskas has been named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the coaches and media for the 13-14 season.

Stauskas was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Gary Harris, Frank Kaminsky, Roy Devyn Marble and Terran Petteway.

On the All-Big Ten Second Team are Sam Dekker, Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill and Adreian Payne.

On the All-Big Ten Third Team are Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, LaQuinton Ross, Noah Vonleh and Aaron White.

Vonleh was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Craft won Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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