"He's got to improve in that area and not yell at the officials the whole game."
"The game starts and he's already yelling at [the officials]," Nowitzki was quoted as saying. "He needs to learn how to control himself a little better. If somebody's in your ear constantly. ... I'd be [ticked] off if I were an official."
And Dirk was complaining about Mark Cuban, the Dallas owner. Who quite frankly puts Marshall to shame in the abuse of officials category. For one thing, he's an owner and shouldn't be going on the court to berate officials both before and after games, nevermind during games.
When Bob first bought the club I thought he was going to be the same as Cuban. Not the berating the refs part, but just someone with more cash than he knows what to do with, and just wanted the team to use it to fullfill a childhood fantasy of being a teams coach or gm. I thought he would interfere with everything from player signings to coaching decisions, and roam the practice field like a maniac the way Al Davis does. Thankfully he is not that type owner.
I personally think that Marshall should have pulled a "Billy Martin" and gotten himself kicked out of the game. Actuyally being a guy that has played competitive sports, I can tell you that something like that can really fire up the team. Of course, it would be up to Bob (hopefully) to pay off the fine... lol