Krystkowiak Slaps Water Cup, Receives Technical Foul

Mar 14, 2019, 11:54 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2019, 5:28 pm
Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak talks to forward Both Gach (11) during a Pac-12 Tournament q...
Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak talks to forward Both Gach (11) during a Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal game against the Oregon Ducks at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Perhaps channeling his inner-Rudy Gobert, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak drew a technical foul in the Utes’ conference tournament game against Oregon for smacking a water cup off the scorer’s table.

The coach’s outburst came after Utah center Jayce Johnson was called for a soft foul against the Ducks. Krystkowiak immediately became irate, shouted something at the official and proceeded to slap a cup off the nearby scorer’s table. He was immediately given a technical foul.

The move by Krystkowiak was quite similar to a stunt pulled off by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert back on Dec. 7. On that day, Gobert was frustrated with a call during a game against the Houston Rockets and smacked a cup on his way to the bench. For the outburst, Gobert was ejected from the game, just three minutes into the contest.

The winner of the game between Utah and Oregon will advance to play Arizona State in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament on Friday.

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