Perth Wildcats coach Scott Morrison has spit the dummy after questions surrounding his side’s late-season signings were aired again after their 85-83 home loss to Tasmania.
Morrison was asked whether rumours they’d signed another player had clouded the team’s focus heading into Thursday night’s shock loss to the JackJumpers, with American import Michael Frazier II’s future at the club uncertain.
“Had we won, I would’ve been in a good mood and I could maybe do this f***ing song and dance or smile, or tell a joke and pretend I don’t know what’s going on. It’s annoying, I’m tired of the questions,” the Wildcats coach said.
“It’s not fair to the guys in the team that that’s all anyone cares about. It’s stupid. All right? That’s the last time I’m even acknowledging that as a question.
“These guys are busting their ass out there every day, I go to a press conference and it’s eight minutes of some f***ing phantom legend guy that no-one knows or knows anything they’re talking about.
“All they want to do is start some gossip or find something to write about.
“I’m tired of these questions. If we signed someone to make a change, there’s going to be an announcement.
“I did two weeks of a hotel quarantine with my family, I got sent away with the rest of the team for two months, and yet still, this is the most annoying thing that’s happened all season. So just wait and see what happens.”
The Wildcats have been linked with American John Brown III to bring size to their squad who were dominated on the glass in their upset loss to Tasmania.
Brown III has been training in Perth this week and needs to join the side by Sunday before the NBL deadline.
With seven games remaining in their regular season, Perth will be back in NBL action on Saturday when they play the streaking Sydney Kings at RAC Arena.