Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall completely lost his mind in an exhibition game in Montreal on Wednesday night. He was ejected and had to be restrained by multiple assistant coaches and players after he charged the court and verbally berated several officials during his team’s preseason game against McGill University in Montreal.
See the tirade for yourself:
Video: Here's the McGill broadcast of Gregg Marshall's ejection in Canada this evening. pic.twitter.com/slaWKrBMys— Chase Shannon (@chase_shannon) August 10, 2016
For context, the Shockers were trailing 60-56 in the third quarter at this point.
Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for Marshall and his Shockers on their pre-season tour of Canada. After an easy opening win over the University of Quebec at Montreal, 107-58 on Thursday, the Shockers were embarrassed on Sunday, taking a 25-point loss to six-time defending Canadian national champs Carleton University. It stands to reason that Marshall’s frustration with his own team’s poor performance on the Canadian tour could have been projected onto these unsuspecting referees. Marshall is looking to replace to five seniors from last year’s team that included current NBA players Fred Van Fleet (Raptors) and Ron Baker (Knicks), and the early prognosis from Canada is not looking good.
UPDATE: Wichita State has suspended Marshall for the Shockers’ final game in Canada. From NBC Sports:
“I fully accept the decision of the athletic department and the University,” Marshall said in the statement. “As a program we expect to represent Wichita State University in a manner in which we can all be proud of, on and off the court. Last night, in my attempt to stand up for, and protect, my team I fell short of those expectations. I will gladly sit out tonight’s game in hopes that a lesson can be learned that it’s not just about doing the right thing, but doing it the right way.”