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Wichita State coach goes nuts, charges refs in an exhibition game

 

Gregg Marshall must not have had his Snickers bar on Tuesday because he turned into Bobby Knight for a full minute of rage after getting kicked out of a game that didn’t count.

The Wichita State men’s basketball coach lost his mind after getting ejected during an exhibition game against McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. After picking up his second technical foul, he charged at the referees and repeatedly tried to break through players and coaches restraining him.

“I’m definitely not proud of my reaction to that situation, but at some point your players have to know you’re going to stand up for them and you’ve got some fight in you,” Marshall explained, according to The Wichita Eagle. “Once I reacted, I said ‘I might as well get my money’s worth.’”

Marshall said he wasn’t going to do anything physical or fight the refs.

Marshall is a big-name coach. He’s guided the Shockers to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and he led them to the Final Four in 2013.

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