Texas Tech’s Mark Adams resigns days after suspension

Goodbye, Coach!
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mark adams is completed at Texas Tech. After being suspended for “inappropriate, unacceptable and racially insensitive remark” — he referenced slaves and their masters though he claims he was quoting from the Bible — Adams has resigned from his place as the lads’s basketball coach, the college introduced Wednesday.

“My lifelong purpose was to assist and be a optimistic affect on my gamers and to be part of the Texas Tech males’s basketball staff,” Adams, 66, mentioned in a assertion. “Nevertheless, each the College and I consider that this incident has develop into a distraction to the Texas Tech males’s basketball staff and the College, which I care a lot about.”

Texas Tech introduced it Adams suspended Sunday as a result of, in a dialogue with a participant, he was “Encouraging the student-athlete to be more receptive to training and referencing Bible verses about workers, teachers, parents, and slaves serving their masters.”

Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech Athletic Director Initially, he was solely going to situation a written rebuke to Adams, however as a substitute, he mentioned the suspension can be used “to conduct a extra thorough investigation of Adams’ interactions together with his gamers and workers.”

Adams was not on the sidelines of the Pink Raiders’ loss to West Virginia yesterday within the Huge 12 Match, as an assistant coach Corey Williams managed he interim duties.

Adams additionally allegedly spat at a participant

based on a reportcollege too investigating one other alleged incident involving Adams:

Adams advised Stadium that he had gone to the physician, had a foul cough and was drooling on the participant through the recreation.

“I can spit on you each time I need,” Adams replied to the participant, an individual near the state of affairs.

“I do not bear in mind ever saying that,” Adams mentioned.

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