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Malik Monk hounded by Arkansas coach Matt Zimmerman during warmups

This is ridiculous.

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Arkansas still hasn’t gotten over losing Malik Monk to Kentucky.

The Arkansas native will get to face the Hogs today when the two teams square off in the SEC Championship game. But during the pregame warmups, Arkansas assistant coach Matt Zimmerman was harassing Monk as the freshman guard got some shots up.


Coaches are supposed to be leaders of young men and set a better example than this. Seeing a coach stoop as low as to trash talk a teenager during warmups is just sad.

Maybe Zimmerman was just doing it in a joking manner, but still, most coaches shy away from even talking to opposing players during warmups. Just worry about your own team.