On Tuesday night, the University of Memphis men’s basketball Twitter account tweeted the words, “Tony parker.” Minutes later, the tweet was deleted, but the damage was done. It turns out Memphis coach Josh Pastner was trying to search for Parker – a 6′ 9″ 270-pound center from Georgia who has yet to commit – and accidentally tweeted his name. The errant tweet was a secondary NCAA recruiting violation. From the Commercial Appeal:
My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple’s infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on. She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she’s pregnant.
“So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, ‘What’s going on with recruiting?’ and ‘Who am I going to hire?’ and I made a mistake.”
Poor Josh Pastner. Having to deal with the NCAA, student athletes and a pregnant wife. I’m guessing when his wife sees this story, the yelling will start all over again.
[Commercial Appeal, US PRESSWIRE]