By all reports, ex-Wollongong import Durrell Summers' exit from the club last week was certainly nothing personal.
The former Michigan State University swingman quickly made friends with the players and got on well with the coaches and front-office staff.
But money has a way of souring something that should be sweet.
Summers had signed a deal with the Hawks for just under six figures but went back to management asking for double that amount.
The Hawks couldn't afford another cent and tore up Summers' contract at his request.
Despite Summers leaving on good terms, club captain Oscar Forman said the American's brief stay with Wollongong was a waste of time from a basketball perspective.
"The frustrating thing for us is that we did welcome him, and we struggled at training a bit because we had to go back and teach and get him up to speed," Forman said.
"That time could've been better spent going through more plays for us, rather than stepping back to teach him."