Friday , Feb , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks sit Stoudamire for two games

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks have suspended rookie guard
Salim Stoudamire for two games without pay for conduct detrimental to the
team.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reported that Stoudamire will miss Friday
night’s game at Indiana and also Saturday night’s contest with Milwaukee.

According to the report, head coach Mike Woodson was asked if Stoudamire’s
suspension had anything to do with his demeanor when he is substituted out of
games and Woodson said that it did.

“There’s a standard of behavior in the locker room, on the floor and
everywhere else that I think you have to uphold as a good teammate that just
isn’t there,” Woodson told the paper. “I’m not going to tolerate it. Not from
Salim or anyone else on this team.”

This is the second time the former Arizona Wildcat has been benched this
season. He was also held out of a January 13th game against New York.

ATL