NEW YORK – Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes has been suspended one game without pay for receiving her seventh technical foul of the 2016 season, it was announced today by Renee Brown, Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations.
Under WNBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for the next game upon receiving a seventh technical foul during the regular season.
Hayes incurred her seventh technical foul with 4:51 left in the second quarter during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx. She will serve the suspension on Sept. 21 when the Dream open the First Round of its playoff series vs. the Seattle Storm.
After the conclusion of the regular season, the technical foul count for all players and coaches is reset to zero. A player or coach would, however, be suspended for one game upon receiving a fourth technical foul during the playoffs.