Jarrett Jack was ejected from the second quarter of Wednesday’s Brooklyn Nets-Boston Celtics preseason game after being assessed a flagrant-2 foul for lowering his shoulder into Jonas Jerebko on a fast-break opportunity.
After a fancy half-spin shook Evan Turner’s defense, Jack turned the ball over at the hands of Jared Sullinger, then barreled shoulder-first into a slashing Jerebko.
Jack said he agreed with the referee’s call. “Heat of the moment, a little more frustrated than anything. My intention wasn’t to do that at all. I thought the ref did make the proper call for what happened.”
The ejection was Jack’s first in an Nets uniform, and coach Lionel Hollins called it a “non-issue.”
According to NBA rules, a flagrant-2 foul is assessed for “unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent” and results in an automatic ejection, as well as a possible fine or suspension up to $35,000.
Jack left the game with five points (1-3 shooting) and two turnovers in just over seven minutes of play.