When John Calipari Disrobed, and John Kuester Cried
Before he was head coach of the Detroit Pistons, long before, John Kuester had the same job at Washington D.C.'s George Washington University.
In 1988-89, that team was abysmal, finishing 1-27.
The one was against John Calipari's UMass team.
Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog has been through the archives and found that game was really something.
Not only did the G.W. students storm the floor and cut down the nets, but Kuester reportedly shed a tear. Calipari? He pretty much lost it, as the Washington Post reported at the time:
During the spurt that put the game out of reach, Massachusetts Coach John Calipari grew more and more furious with the officials. First Calipari took off his coat and threw it. Then after a foul was called on one of his players with 3:41 left, Calipari took off his tie and started to unbutton his shirt. That's when the officials slapped him with a technical. Calipari then stomped to the end of the bench and shook hands with the Colonials' mascot. Then he walked behind the bench and gave high fives to the George Washington student section.
"I apologize for my actions," Calipari said. "If they hadn't called the 'T', I would have been barechested."