Pistons trainer ejected

Posted by Art Garcia

LAS VEGAS — Legendary Pistons trainer Mike Abdenour was thrown out — really — in the third quarter against the Lakers for apparently arguing for an eight-second violation that wasn’t called.
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“I have no idea what happened,” Abdenour said as he watched the game from the side of the bleachers just off the court. “Just the competiveness of the game. We’ll just chalk it up to that.”

Summer League referee Mark Lindsey gave Abdenour the first technical, which was quickly followed by another from Casey Harp. Even though he was ejected, Abdenour was ready to return to action if needed by any of the Detroit players.

Abdenour took the odd situation in stride and wasn’t aware if getting tossed in Summer League carried a fine. If so, perhaps some good would come of it.

“I’ll make a charitable contribution,” he quipped.

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