The Sacramento Kings have had two of their players, Thomas Robinson and DeMarcus Cousins, suspended for two games apiece.

But multiple requests from the media to speak to basketball president Geoff Petrie were declined.

Keith Smart appeared, for the first time, "stressed and irritated" to be the representative from the Kings forced to deal with the questions.

Several members of the media reportedly "grumbled openly" about the Kings' inability to confront issues such as these.