On Saturday night, Al Jefferson declined to comment about his late ejection from the Dallas game moments after his early shower. Two days later, Big Al really didn't want to revisit getting tossed after receiving one technical for cursing and another for mockingly clapping in the face of a referee. "I'm trying to move past it," Jefferson said after Monday's shootaround. "But y'all keep asking me about it." So, what happened? "That's just the way I felt," Jefferson said. "I didn't lose control. I didn't snap. I knew exactly what I was doing. That's the way I felt at that time. "The only thing I regret," he added, "is my grandmother (seeing it on TV), because she going to be very upset with me because I probably used some words I shouldn't have used on camera. She's not someone you want to play with." Coach Tyrone Corbin addressed both Jefferson and the Jazz about keeping their cool — something Utah's center has done for most of the season. Jefferson has only received four technicals all year, including Saturday's pair. Still, Corbin thought he needed to discuss the display of frustration.
Al Jefferson says he didn't lose control on Saturday
The Deseret News | Mar 29