Thursday, April 19, 2012

Memphis Head Coach Accidentally Tweets "Tony parker"

Memphis had to self-report a secondary violation to the NCAA after head coach Josh Pastner accidentally posted an unsigned recruit's name on Twitter.

College coaches are not allowed to publicly discuss unsigned recruits according to NCAA bylaws.

Pastner said he intended to search for "Tony parker" on Twitter, but somehow managed to Tweet the name out publicly.

Here is his sensational explanation from

"We're a couple men down and I'm very methodical in my hiring. Plus, you're in a recruiting period and we're making sure that we're finishing up strong academically. So I was probably doing too many things at once," Pastner said Wednesday.

"My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple's infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on. She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she's pregnant.

"So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, 'What's going on with recruiting?' and 'Who am I going to hire?' and I made a mistake."

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Anonymous said...

uhm, keep loaded for searches. Very little chance for "accidental" tweets.

In his defense, how many of us have mis-posted on a social network because of the hideous GUI interface?

Anonymous said...

It sounds like it was an honest mistake on Pastner's part. The thing that frustrates me, though, is that if Calipari had done this, there would be all kinds of hell to pay...

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