Wildcat charged after 36ers complain to ANBL

Last updated 19:48 19/02/2014

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The Adelaide 36ers have dobbed in Perth Wildcats' assistant coach Adam Tatalovich, who faces fresh charges as the bitter fall-out from Friday night's ANBL melee continues.

Tatalovich has been charged with two offences by the ANBL, after Adelaide complained to the league about his role in the fiery post-game scuffle.

Tatalovich has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute, and misconduct, as a result of Adelaide's complaint.

"These charges relate to alleged physical contact and abusive language directed at Adelaide coach Joey Wright," the ANBL said in a statement on Wednesday.

"They follow an official complaint lodged with the ANBL by the Adelaide 36ers. Additional evidence has emerged to support the charges."

On Monday, Adelaide coach Wright was charged with striking Tatalovich.

Wright will front judiciary hearing on Friday afternoon, two days before the 36ers host the Breakers.

The 36ers complained to the league after Tatalovich initially avoided being charged from the melee after Perth's won the clash between the league's top two clubs on Friday night.

The allegations against Tatalovich, whose hearing date has yet to be set, will now likely form part of Wright's defence when the two-time ANBL coach of the year faces the judiciary.

Both Perth and Adelaide have been found guilty of breaking the league's code of conduct, with the ANBL yet to announce any sanctions.

But Perth Wildcats star James Ennis on Tuesday was cleared of striking, freeing him to play against the Melbourne Tigers on Friday night.

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