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Howland issued technical for tossing jacket
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
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UCLA’s Ben Howland took the signature angry coach tactic of removing his coat to another, Incredible Hulk-like level on Saturday during UCLA’s Pac-12 Conference tournament championship game loss to Oregon.
Furious with a charge called against Shabazz Muhammad in the first half, Howland’s rage took over. He angrily removed his jacket and decided to give fans a souvenir by launching it several rows into the stands behind UCLA’s bench. Here’s a GIF of Howland’s ridiculous tirade via GIFULMINATION.
After the game, Howland apologized profusely and admitted he was “embarrassed” regarding the incident, adding he “deserved” the technical. Obviously.
“I was very embarrassed by that to lose my composure. It’s a terrible example for our team to have their coach behave in such a manner. We’re always going to have bad calls. I definitely thought that wasn’t a call that was called correctly, but you’re going to have calls like that. …I told the team at halftime and after the game that that was a terrible example for them. We have to play through adversity. We’ve done a great job all season long with all sorts of adversity.”
Embarrassing, indeed. Wonder what No. 1 Howland critic Bill Walton thinks?
H/T The Dagger
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