Geno Auriemma Says Men’s College Basketball Is A Joke, Forgets He Coaches Women’s Basketball

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Geno Auriemma Says Men's College BBall Is A Joke, Forgets He Coaches Women's BBall

Take that headline in. Soak it all in. The head coach of UCONN’s women’s basketball team just called out the men’s version of the game. Face meet palm. This was my initial reaction when reading this:

When asked about the state of the game by ASAP Sports, he had this to say:

Having said that, I think the game is a joke. It really is. I don’t coach it. I don’t play it, so I don’t understand all the ins and outs of it. But as a spectator, forget that I’m a coach, as a spectator, watching it, it’s a joke. There’s only like ten teams, you know, out of 25, that actually play the kind of game of basketball that you’d like to watch. Every coach will tell you that there’s 90 million reasons for it. And the bottom line is that nobody can score, and they’ll tell you it’s because of great defense, great scouting, a lot of team work, nonsense, nonsense.

I will note that he added that women’s basketball is also behind the times. He’s not wrong, they are like eighty years behind the times. The thing is that how does he know what kind of game that people want to watch? Maybe he, as a fan, does not want to watch the game. What would you rather go watch: a bunch of guys throwing up jumpers and throwing down dunks, in a high paced, close game, or a team that has to make three bounce passes before they take a lay-up or wide open mid-range jumper? That is a boring sport that no one wants to watch. Seriously, look at this:


The real issue here is that Geno coaches for a sport that is the laughing stock of the entire sporting world. That’s not an opinion; that’s a fact. Daniel Tosh even made a joke about it. There are only like two teams who actually compete in women’s college basketball. You’ll see a team like UCONN crush a highly ranked team by 30 points. That’s more of a joke than watching UK crush WVU in the Sweet 16.

[via ASAP Sports]

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