Mike Bibby Feels Disrespected By the Hawks

by March 03, 2011
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Bibby may have taken whatever is left of his talents to South Beach, but he has a bone to pick with his former team. From the AJC: “In buying out his contract, Bibby left his $6.2 million salary for next season on the table in order to get a chance to play with a contender. ‘I was surprised, but that’s not my business,’ Joe Johnson said. In a report Wednesday, Bibby said the Hawks disrespected him by not telling him earlier that he could potentially be traded. On Feb. 23, the day Bibby was traded, the team informed Bibby before he was to leave for the game that he was involved in a potential trade and had him stay at the hotel rather than accompany the team to the arena. ‘It’s been my experience in all the years I’ve been involved with the NBA, that is the way you handle it,’ coach Larry Drew said.”