By: Evan Jankens
As I was watching the press conference after game 3 of the NBA Finals I watched one reporter ask a silly question — and the look on Miami Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra’s face was priceless! It looked as if he were going to blow up. He didn’t, which is good for him, but he didn’t even know how to respond to the question.
This had me thinking — What were the top 5 best blow ups of all time for coaches? I think I have some solid selections.
5- Barry Hinson – SIU Head Coach
Epic blow up. Famous quotes such as, “I’ve been telling my wife this for years, size doesn’t matter.” “My wife…MY WIFE…can score more than two buckets on 11 shots because I know my wife will at least shot fake one time.” And of course my favorite, “There was a sniper in the gym. Didn’t you see that? We had guys falling down. We had a guy snipered at half-court. Two guys snipered at half-court. It was unbelievable. I would’ve thought Navy Seal Team 6 was out there.”
4- Mike Singletary – Former San Francisco 49er’s Head Coach
“Can’t win with them.” Famous quotes; “I’d rather play with 10 people and just get penalized all the way until we have to do something else rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that person is not sold out to be a part of this team.” “I told him he did not want to talk to me,” Singletary said. “I assured him, ‘You do not want to talk to me right now.'” These quotes are in reference to TE Vernon Davis.
3- Kevin Borseth – Michigan Women’s head basketball coach
There has never been a single better entrance to a post game press conference ever. The video will do the rest of the explaining.
2 – Herm Edwards – Former New York Jets head coach
“You play to win the game.” Enough said.
1 – Hal Mcrae – Former Kansas City Royals manager
The throwing of a telephone, and the epic twirl while he did so. To me this is the best coach rant ever. There were all those poor recorders he tossed as well. The best quote to me is, “do you think I’m a [expletive] fool?”