Comments made after the Huskies' loss to Southland Sharks have landed Anthony Stewart with a league fine.
The experienced coach was critical of late refereeing decisions which helped the visitors to win 104-97 at Launceston Silverdome.
The NZNBL game review panel subsequently charged Stewart with general manager Justin Nelson commenting that he "even referenced that a fine was likely, so this charge won't come as a surprise to him".
"The league has a process for seeking clarification on decisions in a game and I would encourage coach Stewart to work through those channels in the future," he said. "Coach Stewart knows, like all coaches in the league do, that they can always pick up the phone and have a chat with me. I'd much rather have those conversations and cop some of that frustration instead of issuing fines. There are better things for Anthony to be spending his money on."
Stewart was fined $250 which he could reduce to $125 with an early guilty plea.
The Huskies return to the Silverdome to play Nelson Giants at 7pm on Saturday.