Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Mike Rice‘s coaching antics were too much for NCAA basketball to allow, but apparently it’s alright for him to coach 12-year-old girls in AAU basketball. Rice was spotted this weekend still coaching his daughter’s AAU team in Neptune, N.J., according to Deadspin. Rice was as wild as ever, yelling at coaches and players, according to HoopsCritic.com. On Sunday afternoon, Rice told one of his players, “I can’t even look at you.” Rice has been involved with his daughter’s team “for some time,” according to the Asbury Park Press. Parents of the AAU team supported Rice on Twitter. Obviously Rice may treat 12-year-old girls differently than he treated 18-year-old men at Rutgers, but after video surfaced of the coach throwing basketballs, heaving verbal assaults and pushing players, it’s highly inappropriate for him to be coaching at the youth level. If reports are true that Rice is still out of control and acting like a “lunatic,” as HoopsCritic.com relayed, maybe coaching just isn’t for him. One can only wonder why parents of Rice’s AAU team are allowing him to stay on, except that he’s obviously overqualified for such a gig. It sounds like a bad Onion headline that Rice could get fired from coaching 18-to-22-year-old men, but that he’s perfectly allowed to lead 6th-and-7th-grade girls. Let’s hope this coaching gig doesn’t last as long as his three-year tenure at Rutgers. Photo of the Day Sadly, that glorious beard is no more. Tweet of the Day It’s Maraton Monday! My fav Marathon Monday moment was frosh yr, when friend offered runner sip of beer. Guy took can instead, chugged entire thing, kept running— Daniel Duquette (@daniel_duquette) April 15, 2013 Video of the Day At least the kid has a good arm.
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