Saturday , Nov , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Steve Kerr Will Appeal Suspensions

Suns general manager Steve Kerr said the Suns will appeal the decision by the NBA to suspend forward Matt Barnes two games and guard Steve Nash one game.

An appeal won’t be heard in time to prevent Barnes or Nash from missing game action but it might save their fines, as well as Shaquille O’Neal’s. Commissioner David Stern acts as arbiter for the appeal hearings.

Kerr was also dismayed by the rulings, noting that Rafer Alston threw a left hook at Nash later in the fray. Kerr said he asked whether Nash’s track record as a representative of the league and upstanding citizen was taken into account.

He said Stern told him, "Hey, Rudy T (Tomjanovich) was a great guy too but we’d suspend him too if he ran across the court."