Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NCAA punishes Josh Pastner, Memphis Coach now wants to Punish his Wife

Only reason I like this story is just because if I had been born in 1988 and not 1990 I would have played for the Memphis Tigers coach Josh Pastner when he coached an AAU team in Houston. But before I got to that rightful high-school age, he had accepted the Arizona assistant coaching job. My dream of playing for a college basketball coach died right then.

The Memphis coach blamed a minor NCAA violation on his pregnant wife, who was yelling at him when he inadvertently tweeted the name of Tony Parker, a Class of 2012 recruit from Georgia that drew the ire of the NCAA.

“My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple’s infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on. She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she’s pregnant,” Pastner said, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, ‘What’s going on with recruiting?’ and ‘Who am I going to hire?’ and I made a mistake.”


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