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"All I said was me and Coach B [Randy Bennett] are going for a victory dinner, and if he didn’t have any dinner plans, he was more than welcome to come with us," Samhan told KNBR radio in San Francisco.
"Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water is the expression for him," Bennett told KNBR. "He’s got it. He’s got a huge heart, he’s emotional. Like any player, you want to have control of the emotions, and he’s improved so much in that area from his freshman year until now."
It started with his refusal to take part in the customary hand shake with the opponent at center court. Demetri Goodson was introduced and headed to the center circle. Samhan was introduced and met his teammates near the free-throw line. He looked over and caught Coach Randy Bennett’s eye, who quickly looked away. Samhan stayed put and glared either toward Goodson or the GU bench (couldn’t tell from my angle) in a hackneyed move that you’ve seen in every boxing press conference stare-down.