Well, it's only a couple of days old and the NBA's order to coaches to wear microphones during nationally televised games has already resulted in one fiasco.
Mavericks coach Avery Johnson said on Sunday that Utah coach Jerry Sloan, who wore the mike during the Utah-San Antonio game Thursday, said he was actually injured by the device. Coaches are required to wear a pack, presumably a transmitter, on their backs. Sloan slipped during the game, fell on his back, landed on the transmitter and told Johnson he had back spasms all night.
When Sloan arrived at American Airlines Center, he got a massage to try and reduce some of the pain.
Last year, the league introduced a new ball that was so poorly made that it resulted in players getting cuts on their hands. Now there are microphones with back packs that injure coaches.
The league is supposed to police players, coaches and owners. Who's policing the league?
-- Jan Hubbard