The 28-year-old international went to an Athens' night club on Saturday night and stayed there until Sunday morning, violating team's rules for the players before such an important match. Head coach of the Greens Argyris Pedoulakis learned that and decided not to use him at Game 4 of Basket League's finals, in which Olympiakos left Olympic Stadium victorious in double overtime and won the title.
Three weeks ago, James Gist, James Feldeine and MarQuez Haynes had also stayed out late at Thessaloniki before 4th semi final against Aris and the experienced coach had also left them out, something that made at least the American power forward and the Dominican shooting guard understand the value of discipline and be among the best players of Panathinaikos in Basket League's finals.
It seems that there were many incidents like those during Sasha Djordjevic's managerial era, especially with the foreign athletes, but Argyris Pedoulakis is not willing to allow them any more. Everybody knows that he is not a great admirer of Miroslav Raduljica's quality, but before his disciplinary offense he was willing to use him between seven and ten minutes at the decisive Game 4 against Olympiakos.
When the 52-year-old former head coach of Unics Cazan learned that the Serbian center had violated team's rules, decided not to speak with him about it in front of the whole squad, but leave him out of the upcoming final, even if that was going to reduce Greek Cup winners' chances to even the series, and the future of 28-year-old international at Panathinaikos is in extreme doubt ahead of next season.
SDNA understands that the case of Elliot Williams is completely different and the American shooting guard would had an important role at Basket League's finals Game 4 if he had not suffered an injury during the first half of the match.