John Wall criticizes Nikola Jokic for bumping into Wizards coach: 'That's something you don't do'

By Gabrielle McMillen 25 October 2017 2
John Wall criticizes Nikola Jokic for bumping into Wizards coach: 'That's something you don't do'

The Wizards were not pleased when Nuggets center Nikola Jokic bumped into coach Scott Brooks.

Specifically, John Wall called out Jokic, saying it's an unwritten rule that you don't touch a coach.

"That's something you don't do," Wizards star John Wall said. "No matter what's going on between the players or teammates, that's something you don't do to a coach. It's like me calling a coach a certain name. But hopefully he'll apologize."

The incident occurred with less than a minute left in the game after Brooks called a timeout. He was walking onto the court and Jokic was coming off. Brooks was upset and flagged down an official, who issued Jokic a technical foul.

The Wizards, who were up 104-102, capitalized with an extra made free throw and ended up winning 109-104.

"I tried to look at the score and hit ... the coach," Jokic said, via ESPN.com. "I'm sorry because I put my team in a bad position."

Nuggets coach Michael Malone called out Brooks and the Wizards, saying it was clearly an accident.

"I don't think it was intentional either," Malone said. "Scott Brooks is a very good coach and a good guy. Things happen in the heat of the moment you can't always explain."

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