It is one of the images of the season. Spencer Dinwiddie was giving a pass to teammate Kyle Kuzma when Brooklyn assistant David Vanterpool reached in to break up the pass. The referees did not notice and the action continued as a loss of the ball with a counterattack by the New Yorkers, who, by the way, ended up winning by a single point (119-118).
Although what happened on the floor can no longer be changed, the NBA has analyzed what happened and has decided to fine the coach $10,000 and Brooklyn $25,000 as the responsible organization. The exact reason is “for interfering with the game.”
Of course the Nets get it cheap. It would have been worse if they were signaled technique, suffered two free throws and possession for the rival. Even so, the NBA could not just leave the action and has sanctioned those involved with a punishment that serves as a warning to others. It is true that the players tend to pile up in the corners near the bench, but what happened with the Nets exceeds that usual pressure limit.