The Vanderbilt Commodores are not having a good season. The team is currently 5-10 on the year and in dead last in the Southeastern Conference.
This season is coming after the team went 11-21 last season. The head coach for both years have been Jerry Stackhouse.
The former NBA star and current men’s basketball coach at Vanderbilt is not on board with the blame being placed on him. Instead, he is blaming Trump supporters for being overly critical of him.
Stackhouse spoke with Joe Rexrode of The Athletic and called out college hoops insider Jeff Goodman and fans.
“Maybe someone like a Jeff Goodman said something — and I’ve got him blocked, anyway — so now a fan wants me to know what Jeff Goodman says, so he tags me,” Stackhouse explained. “Well, now you’re blocked, too. I don’t want to see this on my timeline. I don’t want the noise. Don’t want the hate. Y’all mad your man got fired, man. That’s the real world.”
“How am I not qualified when I played basketball at the highest level and played under some Hall of Fame coaches?” Stackhouse asked. “I don’t have the acumen to know what I’m looking at? What’s the angst? And it becomes the things we see right in front of us, man.
That’s when he took his comments to the next level and blamed the 75 million Trump supporters.
“All I can say is, 75 million people voted for Trump. That’s all I can say. You ain’t fooling me. I know what it’s about, a lot of you hate everything we did when we came here about the staff, the diversity of the staff, it was this or that,” Stackhouse said. “And I like to think I know a little something about building teams and what organizations should look like. I’ve worked and played for some of the best organizations.”
Stackhouse can blame whomever he pleases, but if he continues to fail, he will be given his walking papers.
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