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Knicks coach Mike Woodson fined $25,000 for ripping refs

The Knicks are struggling this season and have gotten off to a 3-8 start. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The New York Knicks are struggling this season and have gotten off to a 3-8 start. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The NBA fined New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating during a radio interview, the league announced.

Woodson appeared on ESPN Radio on Nov. 21 and complained that other star players receive better treatment from the league's officials than Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

"Absolutely. And I'm not going to shy away from that, either. I think Melo gets hit more than ever," Woodson said.

"I've been at this thing 30 years, and sometimes I'm starting to wonder what's a foul and what's not a foul."

Woodson felt Anthony was fouled on a play in the team's loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

"The offense normally has the advantage when you're making plays at the rim," Woodson said. "... Melo draws a lot of contact, but he comes up empty a lot of times as well."
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