Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone has been suspended without pay for one game, the league announced Monday.
Malone’s suspension will be served Monday night, for the Nuggets’ road game against the Sacramento Kings.
Malone made contact with a game official after coming onto the court and stopping play with around 6:20 remaining in the second quarter of Denver’s 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
Malone came onto the court after center Nikola Jokic took issue with the officiating. No foul was called after Jokic was bumped attempting a tip-in.
Jokic was issued a technical and ejected for his actions against the official, but the NBA announced Monday it had rescinded the ejection fine.