Tim Floyd is one passionate basketball coach. I observed that when he was directing the Iowa State program. Floyd is also an outstanding coach.
But the emotions hindered Floyd the other night when his University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) club played at East Carolina.
Floyd was tossed out of the game and police had to step in to control the situation. Floyd was out of control.
Pink Floyd, as I like to call him after the musical group, enjoys removing his jacket during the games. Well, he made sure the officials saw him do the gesture in the East Carolina game. I’m guessing the officials weren’t pleased. As they say, it was only a matter of time before Floyd was removed.
Pink Floyd forgot the rule of officiating. When in doubt, favor the home team. When in doubt again, remember the home team. Remember that there are more home fans at the game than visiting fans. Chances of home fans physically hurting you are greater than visiting fans.
I predict Floyd will become a model coaching citizen the rest of the year. Conference USA told him (in stronger language) to be nice. Maybe he should start by keeping his jacket on during the games.