After John Calipari got thrown out of Saturday’s game at South Carolina less than two and a half minutes in, everyone wanted to know why. Initially, Calipari seemed upset with Doug Sirmons for not calling a foul on Michael Carrera for dragging Jamal Murray to the ground, which earned Cal the first technical, but it was the second technical that everyone’s talking about. Calipari was furious with Sirmons and had to be restrained by his players and escorted off the court.
What in the world caused Calipari to fly off the handle like that? Cal was asked about the ejection on today’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, but said he wasn’t allowed to talk about it.
“I can’t talk about it,” Cal said, after which the moderator on the call reminded reporters that coaches can’t comment on officiating.
That’s a stupid rule. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love to hear what Calipari has to say about this: