The Kansas City Star
Southern Illinois basketball coach Barry Hinson wasn’t pleased after his team fell to 2-8 on the season Tuesday night, losing 73-65 at Murray State.
Hinson, a former Missouri State head coach and Kansas director of basketball operations who joined the Salukis before the 2012-13 season, expressed his frustration that his team won’t listen to him, among other, stranger things.
The video of his entire postgame news conference from WPSD-TV is below, but here are some of the gems from his tirade:
• On his team’s poor rebounding: “I’ve been telling my wife this for years, size doesn’t matter.”
• On his guards turning the ball over seven times: “They must think it’s a tax credit.”
• On his big men shooting two for 11: “ My wife could score more than two buckets on 11 shots because I know my wife will at least shot fake one time!”
• On disciplining his players: “To me when you have a young team it’s a lot like housetraining a puppy dog. I’m not going to hit ’em, I’m not going to swat ’em, but ‘Bad dog!’ get on the treadmill.”
• On players falling down on the court: “There was a sniper in the gym … I thought Navy Seal Team Six was out there … nobody around them and just fell down on the ground.”
On Wednesday, Hinson told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he regretted calling out one of his players, sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw of Topeka, whom Hinson called “absolutely awful.” Fillyaw was held scoreless with an assist and two turnovers in 14 minutes.
“That wasn’t fair to him individually, and I’m upset about that,” Hinson told Goodman.