Iowa’s McCaffery has no apology for chair slam

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January 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery says he has no regrets about slamming a chair during an outburst in the second half of Tuesday’s blowout loss at Michigan State. McCaffery told reporters Thursday he had no apologies whatsoever for the tirade, which started after he was whistled for a technical foul while Iowa was losing 69-41. Berating his players during the break, McCaffery picked up an empty folding chair and slammed it on the court. Video of the incident spread online. McCaffery says he’s going to continue to “coach with passion” and fight for his players. He said some people did not understand that his message was aimed at his players to be tougher, not at the referees. He says the game was very physical and his players had failed to adjust.