01.28.05

He Can Sit For Miles And Miles

Posted in Basketball at 4:25 pm by

At the age of 23, Blazers F Darius Miles has already worn out his welcome with two prior clubs and might be preparing to exit a third. The AP is reporting that Miles has been suspended for two games following a verbal confrontation with coach Maurice Cheeks during Thursday’s practice.

(UPDATE : The Oregonian’s John Canzano has some details on the incident :

In a team film session Thursday, coach Maurice Cheeks reportedly was making a coaching point to Darius Miles. The player then directed a racial slur at Cheeks and shouted something about not caring about losing “20″ games in a row because Cheeks is going to get fired anyway.

It went on and on. And Miles was asked to leave the practice facility by Cheeks, to which he basically said, “Make me.”

If waiving Qyntel Woods wasn’t just for show, then suspending Miles is a no-brainer.

Suspend him for 20 games, in fact. Because after Miles promised in front of his teammates to lose exactly that many for his coach, how can the franchise justify putting Miles back in uniform in any of the next 20 games?)

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