Creighton’s Greg McDermott apologizes for ‘plantation’ remark

Creighton males’s basketball coach Greg McDermott owned as much as his “inappropriate” alternative of phrases after Saturday’s loss to Xavier.

McDermott, coach of the Blue Jays since 2010, shared his postgame phrases in an announcement on Twitter.

“Guys, we acquired to stay collectively,” he stated. “We want each toes in. I would like all people to remain on the plantation. I can’t have anyone depart the plantation.”

The 56-year-old referred to as the 77-69 street loss “emotionally robust,” and wrote that he “instantly acknowledged my egregious mistake,” addressing the workforce over his phrases “rapidly.”

“I’ve by no means used that analogy and it’s not indicative of who I’m as an individual or as a coach,” McDermott wrote. “I’m deeply sorry. I’ve apologized to our student-athletes and to our workers, in addition to to President [Rev. Daniel] Hendrickson and Director of Athletics Bruce Rasmussen.

“Over the past 72 hours, I’ve engaged in a number of troublesome conversations with scholar athletes, workers, dad and mom, and College directors and I notice the ache that my phrases have induced. For that, I sincerely apologize.

The Omaha, Neb., college referred to as McDermott’s language “deplorable” and in an announcement stated any self-discipline would stay confidential.

“Whereas an apology is a begin, and whereas we imagine this was out of character for Coach McDermott, by no means does it diminish the truth that his comment was hurtful to many and has completely no place within the Creighton group,” the college’s assertion stated. “We have now supplied our full and unconditional help to these affected by his phrases.”