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(   What's the penalty for a college coach caught on video repeatedly physically and verbally assaulting players? If it's Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, that would be a three-game suspension and anger management training   ( divider line
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2013-04-03 10:49:26 AM  
3 votes:
He got the ax.  But, the AD should be going with him if he thought suspension and a fine was all that was needed.  Plus, Rice was a losing coach.
2013-04-03 05:46:53 PM  
2 votes:

funk_soul_bubby: I hate to say it but bmckenna makes valid points. And this is not in defense of the guy. This goes on. It goes on in athletics, in your military, in your law enforcement. The necessity of it has been debated for years. What discipline is not necessarily most acceptable but most effective? This was a major issue when I was at USMA and they were under some fire for hazing, during the Nineties, when political correctness became more of an issue, mostly due to the access to things that technology provided. I remember them showing the Colonel Jessup scene from A Few Good Men and having a discussion with plebes about what is acceptable and what is not. But it didn't change the fact that some of those kids had an idea of discipline that they already bought into.

The video is painful to watch, and I assert again that I in no way defend the guy. But this is a leadership style that is not new and won't be going away any time soon.

Not once in my military basic training days, or in my police academy days, was I called a f*cking f*ggot, or pushed, or had things thrown at me.    Sure it happened quite a bit in the past, but things are evolving and this coach doesn't seem to have evolved with it.

I was called some vile things, but things relating to race, sexual preference, age, etc are off limits, lest this coach call the wrong person a "f*cking f*ggot" and pushing the kid, and he turns out to be gay.  Then you've got a battery/assault, with the insinuation that homosexuality was the motive.  Coach should have known better.

/Was, at one point during SERE School, lead around on a leash by another soldier while being told I was going to get "farked in the A."
//That served a purpose, however, which has been proven.
2013-04-03 01:43:40 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-03 11:09:59 AM  
2 votes:
He can always go coach for Indiana.
2013-04-03 10:53:15 AM  
2 votes:
Why hasn't the AD, Tim Pernetti, been fired yet? That's a bigger f-up than him not firing Rice months ago.

"I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice. Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community. "

So what he is saying is "my attempt to cover this up failed, so I fired the guy".
2013-04-03 01:44:04 PM  
1 vote:

Third Leg: Ooops wrong thread.

Good photo though
2013-04-03 01:03:51 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe it's time for some cameras in the gyms.  I know in my place of work, I can't go around smack talking and hitting my employees.  Why is it acceptable to do this to student athletes?  Glad to see this dbag get fired.  Better late than never.
2013-04-03 01:02:00 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: C'mon guys, he was just being "intense".

If he had gone to a Final Four, he could use that excuse.  When you lose, you're just a dick.
2013-04-03 12:22:17 PM  
1 vote:
CSB,  I had a football coach in HS he was 5'6" tops, and 180lbs of solid muscle, ex-military, had a degree in psychology and was the dean of students.  He never raised his voice or even thought about laying a hand on a kid, unless it was to break up a fight.   All that being said he would pull you aside, say a few words and with those few words he could crush your spirit more thoroughly then any curse word or physical violence ever could.
I once watched him pull aside a lineman who was botching his assignments and generally screwing off instead of trying;  he had the rest of us take a knee and go over new plays while he took the lineman aside and put a fatherly arm on his shoulder and started to talk to him in a low hard voice.  To this day I have no Idea what he said,  but he reduced a 300lb 6'3" tough as nails Offensive guard to a blubbering mass of red faced sobs.  He let the kid get his cry out and then started talking to him again in a friendly tone and the the kid apologized profusely and promised he would put forth 110% effort and all that jazz they try and force feed you.
  This coach went 25 winning seasons with a varsity team that averaged 30 players max at any given time (we were a tiny school), and he was able to pull the best performances out of us with just calm words.

tl;dr Curses, shouting, and violence are far from the best motivators, sometimes all it really takes is the correct words applied to the right situation.
2013-04-03 12:15:17 PM  
1 vote:

WhoopAssWayne: Time for some GenX geezing. I've been watching the videos of his 'abuse' on ESPN for the last half hour, and he hasn't done anything that my middle school basketball coach didn't do back in the 80s. All the cursing, gnashing of teeth, and sideline gymnastics? Check. Throwing balls at players? Check. All the head games? Check. And the kid on the team who always got the worst end of everything? Yep, the coach's son.

Ah yes, the old, it happened to me so I'm fine with it happening to others defense. Kind of like when a kid goes to his elementary school and picks on the smaller kids because it turns out his older brother beats him up at home. Go ahead and pass that sage advice down to your heathens, but I hope the rest of the world is learning to treat young people with more respect
2013-04-03 12:03:45 PM  
1 vote:

funk_soul_bubby: The video is painful to watch, and I assert again that I in no way defend the guy. But this is a leadership style that is not new and won't be going away any time soon.

Doesn't make it right.
2013-04-03 11:35:01 AM  
1 vote:
he is a huge liability.  throwing basketballs at player's heads from just a few feet away?  you have no choice but to fire him.  also, how does this idiot not know you aren't supposed to elbow, kick and shove players around like that?
2013-04-03 10:54:40 AM  
1 vote:

Killer Cars: I really, really want to see this jackass throw a basketball at LeBron's or Kobe's head and call them a derogatory slur at practice. It will not end well...for him.

You need Latrell Sprewell.  He doesn't have anything else on his plate right now.
2013-04-03 10:50:30 AM  
1 vote:
Sport is rotten.
2013-04-03 10:44:19 AM  
1 vote:
He was just fired, and the University will be settling a wrongful termination lawsuit very shortly
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