Suns suspend Markieff Morris two games for throwing towel at Hornacek

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Phoenix Suns suspend Markieff Morris two games after throwing towel at coach
Thursday December 24th, 2015

The Phoenix Suns have suspended forward Markieff Morris two games for throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek, the team announced.

Morris told teammates he did not intend to hit his coach with the towel, reports Yahoo Sports’s Shams Charania. The suspension is for two games without pay.

The towel throw occurred during the fourth quarter of the Suns’ loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Morris was pulled from the game, and verbally sparred with Hornacek on the sideline, according to the Arizona Republic. Morris apologized for the incident on Twitter.

Morris is playing only 23.5 minutes per game this season, an eight-minute decrease from a year ago. His points, rebounds and assists per game numbers have all dropped as well.

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Morris entered the season demanding a trade after Phoenix traded his brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons in the off-season. He was fined $10,000 by the team for the public demand.

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