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Hawks' Josh Smith Suspended

Posted: Jan. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

After a terrible loss to the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks' head coach Larry Drew said he was going to make some changes within in his organization. Later, Josh Smith was suspended and fined for “conduct detrimental to the team.” His one-game suspension was against the Brooklyn Nets.

After an embarrassing 39-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday in which his team scored just five points in the second quarter and 20 in the first halfAtlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew promised to "shake things up" with his flagging squad, saying that making "some changes within our lineup" would be his "first line of business when we get back to Atlanta."

Well, we'd say this checks both the "shake-up" and "lineup change" boxes — Hawks general manager Danny Ferry announced Wednesday that the team had suspended star forward Josh Smith for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for "conduct detrimental to the team." Smith will serve his suspension on Wednesday, when the Hawks host the surging Brooklyn Nets, winners of seven straight and eight of nine under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo.

From a Hawks team statement on the suspension, shared by InsideHoops.com:

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