CARBONDALE, Ill. – A current basketball coach at Southern Illinois University, who has ties to the Sooner State, recently went off about the way his players performed in a game against Murray State.
Barry Hinson’s SIU team lost to Murray State on Tuesday night, which infuriated the head coach.
In the post-game interview, Hinson said, “Our guards were awful. Our three starting guards had one assist and seven turnovers. They must think it’s a tax credit. It’s unbelievable how our starting guards played.”
He added, “My wife! My wife can score more than two buckets on 11 shots because I know my wife will at least shot fake one time.”
When asked about his team’s transitional defense, Hinson said, “There was a sniper in the gym. Didn’t you see that? I mean, we had guys falling down. We had a guy snipered at half court, two guys snipered at half court. It was unbelievable. I thought Navy Seal Team Six was out there.”
He also addressed the team’s turnovers by saying, “I swear, one time I thought one of our players said, ‘Merry Christmas.’ I thought it was a gift. I thought they signed the package.”
His rant even earned a spot on ESPN.
Hinson coached at Edmond Memorial High School, Tulsa Bishop Kelley and Kansas before heading to Southern Illinois University.