Video: Josh Pastner Plays Defense on Sideline
As we’ve seen previously, Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an animated sort of fellow on the sideline. That was on full display again in the first half of the Tigers’ 83-73 loss to UConn on Thursday night.
Pastner was imploring his players to keep the clamps down on defense with the shot clock winding down by playing some “air defense” of his own, much to the amusement of ESPN color commentator Jay Bilas. Alas, it did no good as the Huskies’ Lasan Kromah eventually drained a 3-pointer.
Perhaps the Tigers failed to get Pastner’s message due to his defensive display paling in comparison to what he did during their Round of 32 tourney game last March.