Why is head coaching interference suddenly becoming a thing these past few days? First you had Jason Kidd's "Spillgate," then Mike Tomlin trying to put the brakes on Jacoby Jones, and now even Houston head coach Kevin McHale is trying to be slick.
McHale casually walked across Tim Duncan's vision as he was inbounding the ball in the closing moments of the second quarter and stayed toward his right to slightly impair his vision. Duncan successfully inbounded the ball, but Gregg Popovich was pissed. Popovich yelled at the referee afterward and caught a technical because that's against the rules, but McHale's action not so much.
Even if McHale doesn't get fined for his actions, perhaps Popovich's intimidating demeanor disciplined him:
OHHH SNAP RT @ThaNardDawg: Popovich just walked up to McHale at halfcourt and chewed him out. Crowd that saw it went nuts.— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) December 1, 2013
[via The Big Lead]