The Phoenix Suns have reportedly suspended Markieff Morris two games for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek.
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.
My frustration got the best of me last night. It won't happen again. I apologize to Jeff. My teammates told me I hit coach with the towel.— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) December 24, 2015
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.