Rockets fined $150K for Howard comments
July 9, 2013
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Rockets talked too much, too soon about Dwight Howard.
A league spokesman confirms the team and its personnel were fined $150,000 by the NBA for comments made about the All-Star center during the moratorium period.
Howard committed to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and join the Rockets on Friday, and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey gave an interview later that night with Comcast SportsNet Houston in which he talked about the recruitment and landing of him. Coach Kevin McHale also discussed Howard over the weekend at the Orlando Summer League.
Though free agency opened July 1, deals can't become official until Wednesday, after the 2013-14 salary cap is set.
ESPN.com first reported the fine.
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