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Phil Jackson thinks your double foul calls are chicken s—

Phil Jackson recently started a Twitter account, and it hasn’t taken him long to begin entertaining the masses with his tweets.

The 11-time NBA championship-winning coach was watching the Louisville-Wichita State Final Four game on Saturday and was sharing his thoughts on the contest. One of his best tweets came with under four minutes left in the game when Stephan Van Treese and Ron Baker were called for a double-foul fighting for a loose ball following a Russ Smith miss.

Baker had tied up Van Treese, who responded by nailing the freshman guard in the face, likely inadvertently. Either way, the double-foul was called, and Wichita State got to take out the ball because they had the possession arrow.

Jackson’s point is well taken. A double-foul seems to be an indication that the officials saw something wrong, but they’re not sure who was responsible, so calling a double-foul is their way out making a decision. Coaches probably would just prefer to have the action continue without any fouls being called.

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  • Spellchecker

    CBS ran the replay twice. It showed Van Treese kneeing Ron Baker twice then whacking him across the face. They were calling lots of flagrant fouls during the tournament. That was the most flagrant foul that I saw all tournament. Van Treese should have been ejected and Wichita State should have shot free throws and received the ball out of bounds.