Looks like California Bears head basketball coach Mike Montgomery is a big fan of Bobby Knight.
Sunday night, Montgomery’s temper began to flare as his Bears were playing poorly against the USC Trojans. Upset and trying to get the attention of his star, Allen Crabbe, Montgomery furiously shoved him in his chest. Initially Crabbe was upset and went back to the locker room — here’s the video:
— Stephen Nelson (@Stephen__Nelson) February 18, 2013
However, it should be noted that even if Crabbe was upset at first, the shove did serve as quite a wake-up call. Crabbe scored 14 points after the incident and the Bears rallied to beat the Trojans.
Wow. Mike Montgomery with a hard shove on Allen Crabbe during a #Cal timeout as Bears playing badly against USC. Upset Crabbe to locker room
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) February 18, 2013
Calls for Montgomery to be suspended or fired (really!) are over the top IMHO. That’s Twitter for ya. But he should apologize.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 18, 2013
This is sure to be the talk of ESPN tomorrow — was Montgomery’s reaction acceptable or too much?