So, I'm not one to pick on refs (in fact, I was one for several years). I've always loved Belichick's approach that you control what you can and just focus on that. Sometimes, you have to beat the opposing team and the refs. I've coached basketball a long time and haven't had a T since the 90s... Tonight, I'm coaching my AAU 12U boys team. We are finally playing the best basketball we've played. Our kids are really starting to get it. They're tough, they're physical, and they're playing with great energy. With four minutes left in the first half. the other team has their center planted in the lane. I haven't said one word to the refs all game. I tell one ref, "three seconds, he's just sitting there!" I did yell this so he could hear me but that is literally all I said. He Ts me up. I said, "For that?!?!?" He says, "Do you want to leave?" I just look at him incredulously, but take my seat and don't say another word. Two minutes later, our PG is shoved to the floor so hard he bangs his head directly on the floor. The refs do not stop play for at least 7 or 8 seconds. When they finally do, I go out to the floor and see that our kid is really hurting, and I think he may have a concussion. The ref comes over and I say to him, "You need to be in position to make these kinds of calls. Kids can get hurt." (He was lazy and didn't come up the floor when the ball entered our front court - he was all the way down on the opposite baseline). The ref throws me out of the game and never provides an explanation as to why. My assistant asked him after the game why I was thrown out, and the ref said he would not tell him. Parents complained to me via email afterward that the ref high-fived the kid who made the technical foul shots after I was thrown out. I was also told by our team manager that when she offered the ref ice for our kid, the ref responded, "No thanks, I don't need no ice." When she informed him that the ice was for our player, he said, "Not my job." Granted ice won't necessarily help a concussion but... you know... Our player ended up going to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion.