It appears Rajon Rondo is up to his old tricks again. The notoriously difficult Bulls guard has reportedly been suspended one game for a confrontation he had with a member of the Bulls’ coaching staff. He’ll sit out Monday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Chicago. Here’s more from Chris Kuc and K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune:
Rondo had an emotional exchange with associate head coach Jim Boylen during and after Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks, according to a source. One source said Rondo threw a towel in the direction of Boylen during the game, although that couldn’t be confirmed by a second source.
Rondo quickly apologized to the coaching staff and his teammates, the source said. He met with coach Fred Hoiberg on Sunday and also attended a team function that day, a holiday party.
It’s somewhat fitting that the latest incident occurred against the Mavs. Rondo infamously earned his ticket out of Dallas after a couple of high-profile on-court arguments with Rick Carlisle, as well as various other problems behind the scenes. Rondo has been trying to rehabilitate his image and reputation ever since, but this most recent suspension is definitely a step back for the fiery point guard.