Patrick Chambers shoves player in huddle, gets suspended
Penn State head men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers has been suspended for one game due to an incident that occurred during Thursday night’s loss at Michigan. Chambers was caught on the national ESPN broadcast shoving freshman Myles Dread during a timeout.
Dread is a talented freshman who is averaging eight points a game so far this season.
Chambers addressed the issue in his postgame press conference and apologized for his actions. “I apologize to him. I was just trying to challenge him, just trying to get the best out of him, and hopefully I’ll do it differently next time,” Chambers said.
The news about Chambers was sent out Friday evening in a press release from the university.
Penn State informed members of the media that Chambers would not be coaching the Nittany Lions’ next game — a home matchup with Wisconsin on Sunday.
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According to athletic director Sandy Barbour:
“Coach Chambers and I have spoken about what occurred during the Michigan game and he is very remorseful. His actions do not reflect the values of Penn State and the expectations we set for our programs and must not occur again.”
Chambers has been the head coach of the Nittany Lions since the 2011-12 season. His overall record at Penn State is below .500, but he did lead the program to an NIT title last season.
Despite some very good returning talent, along with some newcomers, Penn State has failed to live up to expectations. The Nittany Lions have really struggled, especially on offense. They are currently sitting at 7-7 and our still in search of their first Big Ten victory.