The PBA slapped a total of P70,000 in fines on Phoenix assistant coach Nic Belasco and Rain or Shine import Shawn Taggart for figuring in a post-game fight last week.
Belasco accumulated a fine worth P40,000–P30,000 for fighting and P10,000 for instigating the fight.
Taggart was fined P30,000 for fighting.
The two clashed right after the Phoenix-Rain or Shine game last April 13 which the Elasto Painters won. TV cameras caught them exchanging heated words as both teams were heading into the dugout.
Belasco apologized for his behavior after the incident, but Taggart refused to say sorry as he felt that he “didn’t do anything wrong.”