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Texas Tech suspended males’s basketball coach Mark Adams for “using an inappropriate, unacceptable and racially insensitive remark final week.”
CJ Moore of The Athletic shared the announcement:
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Texas Tech has simply introduced suspension of Mark Adams for an inappropriate racially-sensitive remark he made to a participant final week. pic.twitter.com/ymNh5aQ51h
“On Friday, Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt was made conscious of an incident concerning a training session between Adams and a member of the lads’s basketball workforce,” the announcement learn.
“Adams was encouraging the student-athlete to be extra receptive to teaching and referenced Bible verses about staff, lecturers, dad and mom and slaves serving their masters. Adams instantly addressed this with the workforce and apologized.”
Adams—who stated he defined the scenario however didn’t apologize—advised Jeff Goodman of Stadium, “I used to be quoting the scripture. One in all my coaches stated it bothered the participant.”
Goodman famous Texas Tech can be investigating a separate incident from this season wherein the top coach spit on a participant.
Adams advised Goodman he had a cough and by chance received saliva on the participant, however one other supply stated the top coach responded by saying, “I can spit on you at any time when I wish to.”
But Adams stated, “I do not bear in mind even saying that.”
That is Adams’ second season as the top coach of Texas Tech, though he was beforehand the director of basketball operations and an assistant coach together with his alma mater. The Purple Raiders are simply 16-15 total and 5-13 within the Massive 12 after ending their common season with a three-game dropping streak.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Jeff Borzello reported the coach was “already below stress from influential folks across the program … as a consequence of Texas Tech’s disappointing season.”
The Purple Raiders face West Virginia on Wednesday within the first spherical of the Massive 12 match.