Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 3/7/14

This past Saturday, South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin was caught on camera dropping a few choice words on his freshman guard Duane Notice – as you’d imagine, the clip made the rounds online, prompting the Gamecocks brass to eventually suspend him for the team’s upcoming game against Mississippi State. Friday, Martin held a press conference to apologize for his “ignorant’ actions and admit that he needs help controlling his anger.  Here are a few quotes from the presser – the guys over at gogamecocks.com did a great job summarizing his message. Frank Martin apologizes: ‘First and foremost embarrassing my family, my players, my former players.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I’m concerned with fixing my problems because I can’t help others if I don’t fix my own problems.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I’m extremely disappointed in my ignorant actions that have impacted our team in a negative way.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I fully support Ray Tanner’s decision on this. He acted like the great leader that he is.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I gave up swearing my last year at Kansas State.’ Says new job, challenges swayed him from those changes. — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I need help. My players. Ray Tanner. My family. My wife. My mom. Those are the people who believe in me.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 Frank Martin: ‘I’m wrong and I’m not trying to cover up my faults. I created this.’ — GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) March 7, 2014 While Martin’s hard-nosed, over-the-top style may have been prevalent with previous generations of coaches, the sports world has been moving away from that kind of teaching for years now. He’s probably either going to have to adapt or find a new career – just ask Bob Knight.

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