Creighton University announced Thursday that men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended for having likened his players to being on a “plantation” in a recent postgame speech.
What did Creighton coach say?
McDermott, who is white, acknowledged saying: “Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation.”
Why did the Creighton basketball coach get suspended?
McDermott was suspended indefinitely on Thursday after making an insensitive and racist analogy to the team. After a Feb. 27 loss to Xavier, McDermott tried to plea with his team to stick together. “Guys, we need to stick together,” McDermott recalled.
Why is coach McDermott?
Creighton men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended from all team activities for racially insensitive comments he made to his players last week, the school announced Thursday night. The decision came two days after the school said any disciplinary action would remain confidential.
How long is McDermott suspended for?
Creighton has reinstated coach Greg McDermott following a four-day suspension for racially insensitive language he used in front of his team following the Feb. 27 loss to Xavier.
What did coach McDermott say about plantations?
“I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation,” McDermott told the players, using a term evocative of slavery and the antebellum South. The remarks were revealed publicly last Tuesday when McDermott apologized in a Twitter post.
What is wrong with Creighton basketball?
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Is McDermott a coach?
Greg McDermott (born November 25, 1964) is an American basketball coach who is the head coach of the Creighton University Bluejays men’s basketball team.
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Is McDermott still coaching Creighton?
Creighton men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott has been reinstated for all team activities following a one-game suspension for racially insensitive comments he made to his players in late February, the school announced Monday. The decision allows McDermott to coach the Bluejays in this week’s Big East tournament.