Arizona Coach Sean Miller Can See The Future Of Court Storming Practices, And According To Him It's Not Pretty
LBS- Sean Miller wants the Pac-12 to address court-storming and cautions that the practice could lead to one of his players punching a fan.
Miller’s Arizona Wildcats lost to Colorado in Boulder in Wednesday 75-72. After the game, Buffaloes fans celebrated by storming the court.
Miller feels this is unsafe because it could lead to injuries or worse — an assault. He spent several minutes during his postgame news conference railing about the issue.
“Eventually what’s going to happen in the Pac-12 is this: an Arizona player is going to punch a fan. And they’re going to punch the fan out of self-defense,” Miller said after the game. “And when it happens — only when it happens — will everybody take a deep breath and say we have to do something to protect both teams so that when the game ends, we have a deep breath to be able to leave the court or at least shake the other team’s hands and let us get to the locker room.”
Now that, my friends, is what we call getting out in front of the story. Shit, it didn't even take place yet and we already have a chapter by chapter breakdown. SPOILER ALERT! One day the court is going to get stormed during a Pac-12 game. The losing team is going to be Arizona. Don't ask me how Sean Miller knows that, but he does. Anyway, during the process a fan is going to instigate one of the Wildcat players, and that Wildcat player -unbeknownst to him- is going to punch that fan square in the face. Then, and only then apparently, will we be able stop holding out breath. Ennnnnnd...SCENE!
Is Sean Miller the head coach of a college basketball team, or the most forward thinking publicist of all time? I think you'd have to ask him because according to this postgame press conference he has all the answers. He already formulated the plot line of every unfavorable scenario that he and his team could possibly encounter. Already has the script at his beck and call if things start to go south. That's just a little thing we call preparation. Hope for the best and expect the worst. Safe to say that losing when your a heavy enough favorite to have the court stormed against you and then having your player knock out an outspoken fan would undoubtedly be the worst, but don't you worry because Sean Miller already scheduled that excuse train. You ain't catching him off guard, because instead of studying film he is too busy performing damage control on his prophecy that has yet to be self fulfilled. Hope the NCAA is prepared to be the recipient of the most underwhelming "I told you so" in the history of collegiate athletics, because something tells me this guy won't hesitate to give it to them...