The former NBA and NCAA coach was reacting to Marcus Smart accusing a fan of making potentially racist remarks during Friday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets.
Marcus Smart Warns Players Are Eventually Going to Start Protecting Themselves After Being Heckled by a Fan https://t.co/5pmKkdTBFo
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) November 23, 2019
And while Pitino’s remark was well-intentioned, it came off as a little tone-deaf.
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Joking about racist remarks is probably the wrong tone.
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