Friday , Jan , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Baker suspended indefinitely

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics announced on Friday that
Vin Baker has been suspended indefinitely for failing to comply with his
aftercare treatment program.

The Celtics were notified for a second time this season that Baker, who has
suffered from alcoholism, was non- compliant with his doctor, who had been
jointly selected by Baker and the team to oversee his aftercare.

Baker was suspended for three games earlier in the season for failing to go to
his treatments.

He left the team last season to address personal issues, which included
the alcohol-related problems.

Baker is averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 37 games this season. He
has started 33 of the contests and is shooting 49-percent from the field.