The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Sekou Smith reports the Hawks have taken disciplinary action against G Salim Stoudamire for the time-honored infraction of “conduct deterimental to the team”.
Coach Mike Woodson said he did not want to make internal team business public, but when asked if Stoudamire’s suspension had anything to do with the player’s demeanor when he comes in and out of games, Woodson said it did.
“There’s a standard of behavior in the locker room, on the floor and everywhere else that I think you have to uphold as a good teammate that just isn’t there,” Woodson said. “I’m not going to tolerate it. Not from Salim (above) or anyone else on this team.”
There’s no truth to the rumor, by the way, that Larry Brown has suspended Jerome James for conduct beneficial to McDonald’s.