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NBL Canada Board issues fines to Halifax Rainmen
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NBL Canada Board issues fines to Halifax Rainmen
The National Basketball League of Canada's Board of Governors met today to get to the bottom of the incidents that led to Game 7 of the NBL Finals not being played. Windsor's staff and players were at the arena and ready to play the game last night and the Halifax Rainmen did not show up. Under the league's written forfeit rules, the Windsor Express are declared winners of Game 7 and by thus winning the series 4-3, are declared the 2015 NBL Canada Champions.
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Windsor - May 1, 2015 - The National Basketball League of Canada's Board of Governors met today to get to the bottom of the incidents that led to Game 7 of the NBL Finals not being played.

The league takes this incident very seriously and will be working to address the matter to ensure it never happens in the future, and so those who were responsible are held accountable.

We sincerely apologize to the fans, partners, team owners, employees, players and supporters of all of the teams in the league and pledge to do our utmost to improve our league for the future.

Windsor's staff and players were at the arena and ready to play the game last night and the Halifax Rainmen did not show up.

Under the league's written forfeit rules, the Express are declared winners of Game 7 and by thus winning the series 4-3, are declared the 2015 NBL Canada Champions.

The Board of Governors have voted on and unanimously approved the following penalties be imposed on the Halifax team for it's actions in not playing the game.

• $20,000 fine to be imposed on the Halifax Rainmen organization per league rules

• $10,000 fine to the Halifax Head Coach, Joseph Claros for conduct detrimental to the league and a lifetime ban from coaching in the NBLC.

• $5,000 fine to the Halifax Assistant Coach, Pedro Monteiro for conduct detrimental to the league and a lifetime ban from coaching in the NBLC.

• $5,000 fine to Chris Cayole for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Clifford Clinkscales for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Pedro Foster for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Jermaine Dailey for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Kevin Young for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Seiya Ando for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Liam McMorrow for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Joey Haywood for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Nigel Spikes for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Forrest Fisher for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

• $5,000 fine to Tyrone Watson for conduct detrimental to the league and an indefinite suspension from the NBLC, pending full investigation.

The Board has also appointed Vito Frijia as spokesman for the league during this time.

Further, David Magley has been appointed to conduct a full and thorough investigation of the incidents that occurred at the shootaround, including physical altercations and any verbal threats.

Once the secondary investigation has been completed and submitted to the Board, there will be further disciplinary actions and fines issued by the league for guilty parties on either team.

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