Coach Blames Wife for NCAA Violation
University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner just passed the buck to his wife, blaming her for his minor NCAA infraction.
Last Tuesday night, Pastner accidentally tweeted “Tony Parker” while using Memphis’ Twitter account. Tony Parker, a popular basketball player from Georgia has been on the Tiger’s radar. Pastner eventually realized his error, deleting the tweet within minutes.
Unfortunately, in the speedy world of social media, he wasn’t fast enough.
The next day, Pastner was told to explain himself, as NCAA rules prohibit coaches from publicly discussing unsigned recruits.
“My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple’s infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on. She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she’s pregnant.
“So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, ‘What’s going on with recruiting?’ and ‘Who am I going to hire?’ and I made a mistake.”
So while the NCAA won’t penalize Pastner for this minor slip-up, we think his wife may have other ideas.
Watch coach Josh Pastner’s latest interview below.