Seems we weren’t the only ones disgusted by coach Jim Calhoun’s temper tantrum when Ken Krayeske asked about his $1.6 million salary.
While others in the sports media were gloating about the way Calhoun “man-handled” an activist reporter, the governor of Connecticut essentially told the coach to stuff it.
According to an Associated Press report:
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun’s tirade at a freelance journalist posing questions about the his $1.6 million salary was an “embarrassing display,” the state’s governor said Tuesday. Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she believes Calhoun regrets the outburst directed at Ken Krayeske, who questioned the veteran coach about his salary after a game Saturday.
“I think if Coach Calhoun had the opportunity right now, he would welcome a do-over and not have that embarrassing display from last week,” Rell said after meeting with local college officials and business leaders.
Rell said Calhoun’s whole tone was embarrassing.
I guess the Governor wasn’t too impressed with all that trash talk from Calhoun about his program dumping $12 million into the state’s coffers.
I have also decided that an “activist reporter” is a journalist who has the balls to ask coaches the questions the locker-room queens are afraid to ask.
Way to go, Krayeske!