Depending on your point of view, this high school basketball coach in Savannah, Ga., is either a pioneer or playing fast and loose with the rules.
Whatever the case, Johnson High School head coach Utaff Gordon has been known to wave his arms and yell when an opposing player is inbounding a ball near his bench.
Gordon did it Wednesday night during Johnson High's playoff game against Greater Atlanta Christian, Fox 5 in Atlanta reported. The station was unable to find a rule that said a coach couldn't do that, and it asked Gordon if that was permissible.
"Actually, you can!" Gordon told Justin Felder of Fox 5. "As long as you don't interfere with the ball, and as long as you don't talk to the opposing player. So what I do, is I talk loud enough to my players where it gets on the nerves of the opposing player. In other words, I try to circumvent the rules."
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Fox 5 noted that Gordon coached his team to a state championship in 2013, so maybe he's the basketball version of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
The opposing coach didn't seem to mind.
"I don't think their coach meant it bad," David Eaton told Fox 5. "It's just a funny sports story. You don't see that a lot."
Here is a look at Gordon in action:
Here is Gordon talking about his ploy:
As it turns out, that will be the last time Gordon will ever be on the sideline. He's retiring, according to WJCL-TV.