Still fuming over Kobe’s one game suspension for the attempted decapitation of Manu Ginobilli, Phil Jackon has referred to Stu Jackson as “a non basketball person.” Having attended many Knicks games during 1989 and 1990, I would not argue with Phil.
The Tacoma News Tribune’s Frank Hughes catches up with that walking laff riot, the Sonics’ Mouhamed Saer Sene (above).
Earlier this year, the team had a breakfast meeting at the hotel on the road. Chris Wilcox showed up in a robe, so Bob Hill fined him — just for being ridiculous. At a team meeting yesterday, Sene shows up in baggy shorts, a button-up shirt buttoned all the way to the neck, a gold chain and flip flops. Wilcox turns to Hill and says, “If I got fined for the robe, he should get fined for that outfit.” Hill made Sene stand up in front of the team but did not fine him. Embarrassment may have been punishment enough.
I asked Bob if the D-League is a guard-oriented league. He said he asked Sene if they had any plays for him. Sene told him they had one play for him, ran it the first game he played and did not run it again the rest of the time he played there. I guess that means it’s a guard-oriented league.