Monday, January 3, 2011
Don't worry: Josh Pastner didn't curse
By Eamonn Brennan
Josh Pastner has a rather sterling reputation. When the baby-face former John Calipari assistant was first introduced as Memphis' head coach last season, and Yahoo!'s Jason King profiled the new coach amid his meteoric rise, King found that Pastner didn't curse, smoke, drink, or even imbibe caffeinated beverages, which is entirely unbelievable to me, because I can't imagine my life without caffeine. But that's Pastner's reputation, and it is well-deserved.
Anyway, that's settled, then. Pastner does not use dirty words, even when he gets technical fouls. Pastner wasn't aware (nor was I) that you could get a technical foul without throwing at least one or two naughty words into the mix. (If you're going to get teed up, you might as well have some fun doing so.) But apparently you can.
So it was that Pastner's squeaky clean reputation lived on. I'll toast a caffeine free Diet Coke to that.