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Knicks fined $200,000 for workouts

2/4/2011 - NBA New York Knicks

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The NBA has fined the New York Knicks $200,000 for conducting illegal draft workouts.

Knicks scout Rodney Heard, who led the workouts, also was fined $20,000, the league said in a statement.

The fines were first reported by The New York Times.

"We will abide by the NBA's decision and will have no further comment," a Knicks spokesman said.

The league has been investigating the Knicks since a Yahoo! Sports report in October that Heard, in a three-year span, conducted workouts of draft prospects in violation of league's rules.

According to the league's statement, the workouts that drew the penalty occurred in May 2007 and again in May 2010.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.