Hawks’ Wright, Grizzlies’ Ffriend Each Suspended One Game

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2006 -- Atlanta Hawks forward Lorenzen Wright and Memphis Grizzlies forward Kimani Ffriend have each been suspended one game without pay, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.

Wright’s and Ffriend’s suspensions are a result of fighting and each throwing a punch with 2:15 remaining in the third period of the Hawks 108-91 win over the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum in Memphis on Oct. 11.

The suspensions will be served for the first regular season game that each player is available to play. The 2006-07 NBA regular season begins on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Ffriend, who was waived earlier today by the Grizzlies, will serve his suspension upon his return to the NBA on an active regular season roster.