A youth basketball coach will no longer be able to lead young kids that are 10 years old and younger after he was fired from his job after footage showed him putting his hands around the neck of a ref.
The incident went down over the weekend at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. The coach of the Cavs Youth Basketball’s 10U team completely snapped on a ref as he confronted him on the court face-to-face.
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“The founder of the Cavs’ org., Darryl McDonald, tells TMZ Sports his coach was hit with two technical fouls … and then a verbal altercation ensued.
McDonald, who was not at the venue at the time of the incident but says he launched a thorough investigation into it all, tells us after a back-and-forth between the coach and the refs … his coach put his hands around the ref’s neck.”
While in the midst of choking that ref, another one came running in and punched the coach square in the face.
“McDonald tells us he immediately suspended the head coach, and after a probe into the incident, he ultimately fired the guy on Sunday.
“It was unfortunate,” McDonald said. “Our program has been around for over 30 years and before it even went viral, the coach was no longer part of our program. It’s completely unacceptable to behave that way in front of our youth. There’s no excuse, I don’t care what someone says to you. You have to find a better way to handle that particular situation.”