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Jazz coach Corbin endorses fines for flopping

Published October 4, 2012 12:26 pm
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Count Tyrone Corbin among the fans of the NBA's new anti-flopping policy, which will hit players with an increasingly large fine each time they are busted by the league office for flopping.

"There are some guys in the game now who's really good at it," Corbin said. "It's hard to play against guys because the referee don't see the first part and then they touch." Declined to give a roster of the NBA's most effective floppers, although former Jazz point guard Devin Harris likely lands on the list, as do Spurs guard Manu Ginobili and Cleveland center Anderson Vaejao.

Players will be fined $5,00 for their second violation, $10,000 for their third and $15,000 for a fourth. A fifth flop will cost a player $30,000. After that the league will consider suspensions.

"The referees have their hands full with a lot of the guys are so good at what they do to trick them with flopping," Corbin said. "It's a disadvantage for [the referees], it's a disadvantage for the team that's getting the calls. So it will take some adjustment period, but I think it will be a good move overall."

Corbin said he has discussed the new policy with the team and will continue to do so. However, it was clear that the third-year coach has little tolerance for the tactic.

"When I played the game you had to stand up," Corbin said. "You flop and the guy lay the ball in the basket."

— Bill Oram




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