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Some NBA prospects are excited to get to the NBA so they can make serious money. Others can’t wait to compete at the highest level.
Serbian shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is just looking forward to having a coach who won’t choke him.
The 21-year-old Bogdanovich plays for Belgrade’s KK Partizan now, but he’s projected to be an early second-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft this summer. At a recent game against crosstown rivals KK FMP, the kid got a technical for talking back to the referee.
Obviously, no coach likes it when his players are undisciplined and pick up unnecessary fouls, but coach Dusko Vujosevic took things a little too far when he pulled a Latrell Sprewell and grabbed Bogdanovich by the throat.
Crazy? You bet. But it’s not as crazy as Vujosevic’s explanation of the incident after the game.
When asked, he said the choking was “a pedagogical measure, deriving from the old Prussian school of education.”
I mean, Jesus Christ, is this guy for real? That sounds like something Mr. Burns would say right before ordering Smithers to release the hounds.
Hat Tip – [NESN]