Report: Suns Suspend Markieff Morris for Throwing Towel at Coach

After Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek pulled Markieff Morris out of the game versus the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, the basketball player wasn’t very happy. He threw a towel at the coach and relayed a few heated words.

Today the Suns put down the punishment, suspending Morris for two games. More from Yahoo! Sports:

The Phoenix Suns have suspended forward Markieff Morris for two games for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek, league sources told Yahoo Sports.


The incident occurred during Phoenix’s 104-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. When told during the game that he hit Hornacek in the leg with the towel, Morris told his teammates he hadn’t intended to hit him, sources told Yahoo.


The two-game suspension will cost Morris $145,455 in game pay. The Suns have two home games next against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.