BERKELEY (CBS Sports) — With NIT-bound Stanford running NCAA bubble team Cal out of its own gym earlier this week, Stanford’s Dwight Powell elbowed Cal’s Allen Crabbe in the chest, and then Crabbe flopped.
Tempers flared. It’s a rivalry game and Stanford was plain whooping the Golden Bears. So in an effort to defuse the situation as quickly as possible, assistant coaches from both teams hurried onto the floor to separate their squads.
But here’s the problem. The rulebook states that only the head coach can leave the bench in these kinds of situations. So, Cal assistant coach Gregg Gottlieb and Stanford assistants Charles Payne and Mark Madsen, got the boot. Straight ejected for playing good cops. Right call, per the rules, but man … what a dumb rule.
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