Another game, another suspension handed down from Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard.
The fresh victim? Point guard Sterling Gibbs (14.3 ppg, 4.4 apg), who failed to travel with the team to take on No. 11 Creighton today. Here is Kevin Willard's statement to Gary Cohen on AM 970 prior to tip with the Bluejays.
"He didn't come the other day with a great attitude, he didn't come ready to practice. I've told all these guys, My expectation for them is to come with a great attitude and come ready to practice, and practice hard. No one is entitled to anything, you work hard, you earn your minutes, you earn what you get. Over the last week or so, week and half, Sterling hasn't had the greatest of attitudes. The other day, on Saturday, it just wasn't what we need from someone playing 34 minutes per game and taking a lot of shots.
"These guys are going to realize they're going to come to work with a great attitude, they are going to be ready to work and they are going to try and help this team win. If not, I have no problem letting them understand the importance of a great attitude. Because nothing is entitled, there should be no sense of entitlement. We talked about it a lot [with the] injuries, you only have six guys, you only have seven guys, guys get entitled, "Well all I have to do is show up because there is no one else really here". That's the problem I've had over the past few years with this group is getting them to understand you're not entitled to anything you have to work and earn everything. And now that we have a healthy roster, this team has to understand that they are all capable of playing, they all have someone that can help them at certain times, and they need to come with a great attitude, and they need to come ready to work."