Ainge Leads Celtics To Fine For Contact With Durant's Mother

Monday, March 19th 2007, 8:07 am
By: News On 6

BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Celtics are confirming that the team has been fined $30,000 by the NBA for excessive contact with the family of Texas star freshman and likely lottery draft pick Kevin Durant.

General manager Danny Ainge sat next to Durant's mother during the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City last week.

The league said Ainge violated rules demanding that contact be kept to a minimum between team executives and potential NBA draft picks, until college players officially declare for the draft.

Sports Illustrated first reported the story on its Web site.

The Celtics own the league's second-worst record at 20-46. They play the Hornets Monday in Oklahoma City.