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Markieff Morris: I didn’t intend to hit Jeff Hornacek with towel

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PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 11: Markieff Morris #11 and head coach Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Miami Heat at US Airways Center on February 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Heat defeated the Suns 103-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Suns suspended Markieff Morris two games for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek.


Only Morris knows his intention. Without video, it’s difficult for us even to guess it.

But we know he lost control of his emotions to the point he didn’t stop himself from hitting his coach with a towel. Though a lesser offense, that’s still obviously problematic.

Morris earned himself no benefit of the doubt from the Suns after his sulking and implied trade demands last offseason.

Add his crummy play on the court, and this is a difficult situation to resolve.