LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech suspended head basketball coach Mark Adams on Sunday over “an inappropriate, unacceptable, and racially insensitive remark” he made to a participant.
Athletic director Kirby Hocutt mentioned he was made conscious of the incident Friday and issued a written reprimand earlier than deciding to droop Adams to analyze additional.
The incident occurred in a gathering between Adams and a participant, who wasn’t recognized, the college mentioned in a information launch.
“Adams was encouraging the student-athlete to be extra receptive to teaching and referenced Bible verses about employees, lecturers, dad and mom, and slaves serving their masters,” the assertion mentioned. “Adams instantly addressed this with the workforce and apologized.”
The varsity didn’t instantly say who would fill in for Adams as coach for the Massive 12 Match. Texas Tech (16-15, 5-13 Massive 12) is the ninth seed and performs West Virginia on Wednesday evening in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
The 66-year-old Adams is in in his second season. He changed Chris Beard, who left to teach Texas, his alma mater. Beard was fired this season by the Longhorns after he was charged in a felony home violence case; prosecutors later dropped the cost.
The Purple Raiders made the Candy 16 in Adams’ first season however began 0-8 within the Massive 12 this season. The workforce’s hopes for a fifth consecutive journey to the NCAA Match are slim.
Three years in the past, Pat Chambers resigned at Penn State after considered one of his former gamers revealed the coach mentioned he needed to “loosen the noose that’s round your neck” when speaking to the participant about serving to him cut back stress. Chambers was employed to teach Florida Gulf Coast this season.
Through the 2020-21 season, Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologized for telling his workforce after a loss to “keep on the plantation” as a solution to reminding them to stay collectively. McDermott was suspended for one recreation.