NBL's Taipans consider legal action after Baynes clash

The Cairns Taipans have described Aron Baynes' physical confrontation with coach Adam Forde as a "violent assault" and are contemplating taking legal action.

The NBL tribunal banned NBA veteran Baynes for five games following three incidents in the Taipans' win at Nissan Arena on October 7.

Baynes angrily appealed to referees for a foul following high contact from Cairns' Lat Mayen, bumped Mayen as the pair left the court and then pushed Forde into a wall outside the dressing rooms during half-time.

Footage of the incident with Forde, which counted for three matches of the ban, was leaked online following the closed tribunal hearing.

The Bullets were privately dissatisfied with the length of Baynes' suspension, though chose not to appeal it.

The club also took issue with the fact Forde escaped sanction altogether, despite footage showing Baynes pushed him only after being provoked verbally by the coach.

Bullets advisor Stu Lash condemned Forde in media comments, claiming the coach had been waiting outside the Brisbane dressing rooms to confront Baynes.

Forde released a statement denying any wrongdoing after Baynes received his ban.

On Thursday, the Taipans addressed the situation again, taking issue with commentary in its aftermath, doubling down on Forde's innocence and criticising Baynes' aggression.

"It is deeply regrettable that coach Forde is now having to face unfounded and defamatory assertions that unjustly attack his personal and professional character and integrity," a club statement read.

"Coach Forde was positioned outside the Cairns Taipans' locker room, not the Bullets' locker room, awaiting delayed half-time details from his assistant coaches.

"The combined audio-visual evidence undeniably captures the manner and extent of Baynes's aggressive confrontation and violent assault on coach Forde, as upheld by the tribunal.

"Neither the Cairns Taipans nor coach Forde will be issuing further comments about the assault and subsequent publications at this juncture, as we contemplate appropriate legal recourse."

The Taipans played the second of two NBA pre-season games against the Toronto Raptors on Monday (AEDT) and have their next NBL game against the Illawarra Hawks next Thursday.