Former New Jersey Nets Coach Dave Wohl says team officials had evidence of suspended forward Orlando Woolridge's drug use in October, 1987, but apparently did not act on it.
What appeared to be drug paraphernalia were found in Woolridge's room by Wohl at the Princeton Ramada Inn, near the team's training camp, the Record of Hackensack reported Thursday.
Woolridge, 28, admitted his cocaine addiction last Monday after the Nets fined him $22,250 for missing the team bus Friday and games Friday and Saturday. Woolridge will undergo rehabilitation at a Van Nuys hospital for about six weeks.
Wohl, fired by the Nets in December, said he found "a white powder on the table next to the bed, and a Coke can in the bathroom with the top cut off, a hole in the side, and a tube coming out the hole."