For anyone interested in becoming a basketball coach someday, here’s a good example of what you don’t do after one of your players gets slighted. Lansing Eastern coach Rod Watts, on the heels of Dwaun Anderson’s improbable Mr. Basketball award, told the Dayton Daily News this:
“LaDontae is still the best player in Michigan,” Lansing Eastern coach Rod Watts said. “The process doesn’t lend itself to make the best player Mr. Basketball. It turns out to be a popularity contest. If I can get more coaches from around the state to vote for my guy, then he wins it.
“LaDontae can guard all five positions. (Anderson) will have trouble guarding Michigan State assistants.”
Cute. Funny. Classless.
Is it Dwaun Anderson’s fault that he won the award? Obviously I thought Henton deserved it, but why throw a player (one that Watts has actually coached, if I’m not mistaken) under the bus?
Steve Bell told me over the weekend that this was coming down the pipe. I almost didn’t believe him when he said it, but there it is.