ESPN’s Bucher: NBA lockout leads to Twitter lockdown; league to fine up to $1 million for coaches, execs retweets of players
As a result of the NBA lockout, the league office is monitoring all communication between players and coaches, including social media exchanges.
ESPN reports, under the terms of the lockout, coaches and managers are prohibited from contacting players via Twitter and from retweeting posts written by players. Violating the policy could reportedly lead to fines of $1 million.
In a tweet, ESPN’s Ric Bucher wrote, “NBA GMs/coaches can still follow their players on Twitter during lockout. But a mention or re-tweet? $1 million fine + maybe loss of picks.”