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.