Rivers, Boylen argue at midcourt; both ejected
LOS ANGELES — Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen were both ejected Friday night after what appeared to be a heated exchange near midcourt during their game at Staples Center.
Their ejections occurred with 1 minute, 14 seconds left in the third quarter, soon after Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell was whistled for an offensive foul.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Boylen made any remarks toward Harrell or what might have ignited the exchange, but Rivers and Boylen immediately began engaging each other in a heated fashion on the sideline until officials stepped in.
Rivers and Boylen were each issued a pair of technical fouls, leading to the unusual sight of both coaches being ejected at the same time.
Boylen high-fived his players before leaving the court, and Rivers huddled with his.