The Nets fined Jeff McInnis $20,000 for violating the NBA's uniform policy, multiple league sources said.
In the preseason, each Net was told of the new NBA dress and uniform policies, which requires players' shorts to be above the knees. The 6-foot-4 McInnis' wears long shorts but pulls them up and flips over the waist.
The NBA warned the Nets on more than one occasion about the length of McInnis' shorts, a source said. The league finally issued the Nets' a fine believed to be $10,000. The Nets subsequently hit McInnis in his wallet.
It is unknown if McInnis will appeal the fine. Calls to his agent weren't returned.
Nenad Krstic, who missed seven layups Wednesday against Detroit, plans to be more aggressive.
"Anytime I can dunk, I am going to dunk," the Serbian center said.
Krstic said he's thinking too much when he gets the ball inside. The coaching staff wants Krstic to stop thinking and attack the rim more.
"Every time I get the ball inside I should think dunk," Krstic said. "Coach said to me I should think that way."
Being more assertive could get Krstic to the line more. The Nets feel Krstic, who was taking 5.3 free throws before Saturday, isn't getting his fair share of whistles.
Not so Frank
Coach Lawrence Frank wouldn't respond to Friday's Salt Lake City article that painted Frank as the main reason former Net assistant Gordie Chiesa quit in October.
"Look, Gordie's a great guy," Frank said. "We feel bad that it didn't work out to his liking, but we wish him well.
"On the record, I won't say anything other than that."
Vince Carter and the Nets will treat 25 children, ages 5-12, that were displaced by Hurricane Katrina to a private shopping spree at the Paramus Toys "R" Us Monday.
-- AL IANNAZZONE