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Georgetown's Patrick Ewing wants to end the post-match handshake streak after Joanne Howard's incident

Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing wants to end the post-match handshake streak after Joanne Howard’s incident

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George Town Men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing wants National Collegiate Athletic Association To end the post-match handshake streak in the wake of the incident involving Michigan Coach Joanne Howard and Wisconsin Assistant Joe Krabenhoft.

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Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing responds during the second half of a game against Seton Hall, February 5, 2020.
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Ewing, New York Knicks The legend appeared on a Toronto radio show and admitted that if it were up to him, he’d ditch the handshake streak due to the feelings that follow a competitive match.

Ewing explained via “I don’t like the handshake streak” Audacy.com. “I don’t like it because anything is possible. You’re in a heated fight, a hot game and anything that could happen to make things worse, which is what happened in this situation. If that’s my call, I think we should just remove the handshake line. Just do as We did last year in COVID. You wave goodbye and move on.”

Ewing, who also starred at Georgetown University during his college days, said he doesn’t remember shaking hands with an opponent after matches.

“When I played at the time, I don’t think they had handshake lines,” Ewing said earlier in the interview.

Michigan coach Joan Howard leads his team during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Wisconsin on February 20, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin won 77-63.

Michigan coach Joan Howard leads his team during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Wisconsin on February 20, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin won 77-63.
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Howard was fined $40,000 and suspended for the last five games of the regular season after he appeared to punch Krabenhoft after a brawl with coach Greg Gard after the Badgers won 77-63 on Sunday.

Howard admitted after the match that he was upset when Jared called a timeout with 15 seconds left 15 points. He also said that Jared touched him during the post-match handshake line, and felt the need to defend himself.

Wisconsin Badgers assistant coach Joe Krabenhoft reacts after a fight broke out between the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines.  Joe Krabenhoft is hit in the head by Michigan Wolverines coach Joan Howard at the Cole Center on February 20, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Badgers assistant coach Joe Krabenhoft reacts after a fight broke out between the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines. Joe Krabenhoft is hit in the head by Michigan Wolverines coach Joan Howard at the Cole Center on February 20, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Howard I apologize via a statement Released by Michigan Monday.

“After taking some time to reflect on all that had happened, I realized how unacceptable my actions and words were and how they affected so many. I am truly sorry,” Howard said. “My sincerest apologies to the players, their families, staff, family, and Michigan fans around the world. I would like to personally apologize to Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabenhoft and his family as well.”

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“Finally, I talk a lot about being a Michigan man and representing the University of Michigan with pride and honor. I didn’t, and I didn’t set the right example the right way for student-athletes. I will learn from my mistake and that mistake will never be repeated.” “no excuses!”