Krystkowiak Slaps Water Cup, Receives Technical Foul
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.
Coach Krystkowiak was quite unhappy with a call against Jayce Johnson in the Utes' loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament. pic.twitter.com/GYGZZd1rWi
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 15, 2019
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.
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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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