Texas Tech’s Mark Adams resigns days after suspension

Goodbye coaches!

Goodbye coaches!
photo: Brad Tollefson (AP)

Mark Adams is conducted at Texas Tech. After being exposed for a “inappropriate, unacceptable and racially insensitive comment” – He referenced Slaves and their masters claims he quoted from the Bible — Adams resigned from his role as men’s basketball coach, the school announced on Wednesday.

“My lifelong goal has been to help and be a positive influence on my players and be part of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team,” said Adams, 66. said in a Opinion. “However, both the university and I believe this incident has become a distraction for the Texas Tech men’s basketball team and the university, which is so close to my heart.”

Texas Tech announced it suspended Adams on Sunday Because, in a discussion with a player, he was “Encouraging student-athletes to be more receptive to coaching and refer to Bible verses about workers, teachers, parents, and slaves serving their masters.”

Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech athletic director initially only wanted to give Adams a written reprimand, but said instead The suspension is being used “to conduct a more thorough investigation into Adams’ interactions with his players and staff.”

Adams was not on the touchline as an assistant during the Red Raiders’ loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament yesterday Coach Corey Williams handled The transition tasks.

Adams is also said to have spat on a player

according to a reportthe school is too Looking at another alleged incident involving Adams:

Adams told Stadium he went to the doctor, had a bad cough and drooled on the player throughout the game.

“I can spit on you whenever I want,” said one person close to the situation, Adams told the player.

“I don’t remember ever saying that,” Adams said.

https://deadspin.com/texas-tech-mark-adams-basketball-suspension-1850208721 Texas Tech’s Mark Adams resigns days after suspension

Ian Walker

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