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Chaney's explosive temper caught up with him last week when he ordered hard fouls that led to Saint Joseph's senior forward John Bryant breaking his arm in a fall.
John Chaney will return to coach Temple in the NIT.
Chaney was suspended for the final five games of the season after ordering rough play from one of his players, who subsequently broke the arm of St. Joseph's senior John Bryant.
Chaney, 73, first suspended himself for one game before the school extended the punishment to three games after the extent of Bryant's injury was discovered. The Hall of Fame coach then banned himself from the Temple sidelines for the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Originally posted by ProudAmerican
Temple lost tonight in the first round of the NIT to Virginia Tech, 60-50.
I just heard the post-game press conference with Chaney, he totally ripped his players. Not only for their poor play tonight, but all season. It might be a good time for him to walk away.
PHILADELPHIA -- Temple basketball player Nehemiah Ingram, who broke an opponent's arm when ordered to play rough by coach John Chaney, is trying to make the Owls' football team as a defensive lineman.
Ingram, 6-foot-8 and 275 pounds, is a walk-on hoping to become the fourth athlete to play football and basketball during the Chaney era.
Ingram was inserted into the Feb. 22 game against Saint Joseph's and told to commit hard fouls. One foul knocked John Bryant to the floor and broke his arm.
Chaney wanted to "send a message" and referred to Ingram after the game as a "goon." Chaney was suspended for five games, including the conference tournament.
Ingram first practiced with the Owls last week and participated in his first contact session Monday. In 19 games with the basketball team this season, he averaged 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 points.
Ingram last played competitive football in high school in Milledgeville, Ga., where he was a junior varsity tight end as a ninth-grader.