Mississippi State Coach Rick Stansbury took a couple of shots at his former player Twany Beckham today. As reported by the Courier Journal, Stansbury said:
“I saw his stats the other day in SEC play. Did he make one or attempt one shot?”
This was then followed by:
“He’s seeing some pretty good basketball. He’s getting a front-row ticket every night. Yes, sir.”
Twany Beckham didn’t take too kindly to that comment and tweeted (in a response that has now been removed):
“that dude wanna coach where I’m playin at…not worried at all”
I have normally liked Rick Stansbury, but have always thought him to be a bit of a whiner. Regardless of those tendencies, taking shots at former players, even subtle ones, seems completely unnecessary.