Bell Clears the Air with Corbin, O’Connor
After a tumultuous weekend, Monday ended up being a good day for Raja Bell.
The veteran wasn’t quite sure what this day would bring after he was sent home from the road trip a day early following a verbal dispute with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin on Friday night in Philadelphia.
He still wasn’t sure heading into a Monday morning meeting with Corbin and general manager Kevin O’Connor, which came after a shootaround session that he did not participate in.
“The last couple of days were pretty uncertain for me,” Bell said. “I didn’t know what to think.”
Both sides came out of the heart-to-heart session between Bell and Jazz management calling the meeting positive and productive, claiming it helped clear the air between the 12-year veteran and the second-year coach and got them moving in the same direction.
“It’s business as usual. We had a good conversation,” Bell said after the discussion. “We talked over a few things. You keep it moving.”