The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for a game following a heated exchange with assistant coach Jim Boylen over the weekend.
The veteran point guard reportedly threw a towel in Boylen’s direction during Saturday’s 107-82 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
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Rondo committed five turnovers, and managed just two points and two assists against the Mavs.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
Rondo had an emotional exchange with associate head coach Jim Boylen during and after Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks, according to a source. One source said Rondo threw a towel in the direction of Boylen during the game, although that couldn’t be confirmed by a second source.
Rondo quickly apologized to the coaching staff and his teammates, the source said. He met with coach Fred Hoiberg on Sunday and also attended a team function that day, a holiday party.
(Jimmy) Butler was asked if this latest incident further damaged Rondo’s reputation around the league. […] “It doesn’t,” Butler said. “I don’t feel his reputation fits him at all. Rondo’s an incredible basketball player, friend, brother to me now, to us. I think we love him here. I think the fans love him as well, the organization, I think everyone has nothing but great things to say about him. I don’t see where that reputation came from at all.”