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WNBA coach Cheryl Reeve has meltdown, rips off jacket (Video)

Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve lost it during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night and melted down after she didn’t get a call she wanted.

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen was driving to the hoop during the third quarter of the game and lost the ball while trying to shoot a scoop shot. Indiana Fever guard Briann January appeared to slap her on the wrist, indicating that a foul should have been called. No foul was called, and instead Whalen lost the ball on a turnover.

The no-call is what set off Reeve, who went nuts on the sideline and had to be restrained by assistant coaches and her players. She and Whalen were called for technical fouls, giving the Fever two technical free throws, which they made.

Reeve actually has a history of meltdowns, so her actions on Wednesday shouldn’t come as a surprise. They actually inspired her team, which went on to win 83-71 to tie the series 1-1.

“It was good to see her fired up,” said Seimone Augustus. “That’s kind of what she does. I think she got like 7 or 8 techs this year, and every time she gets a tech it fires us up.”

Apparently Reeve’s meltdown had its consequences. Reporter LaChina Robinson says Reeve threw out her shoulder ripping off her jacket. Dave Schwartz shared a picture of a microphone attached to Reeve’s jacket that she apparently broke when ripping off her coat.

Video via @cjzero

Randers FC Coach Ove Christensen Hits Reporter (Video)

If you can honestly say you have never seen a coach get pissed at a reporter, you have been living under a rock. Either that, or you don’t like sports and are only reading this blog because you’re lost. Thanks for reading anyway. We all remember episodes like Jim Calhoun’s salary rant and Tom Izzo getting into it with a reporter over whether or not he was going to coach in the NBA.

On the other hand, it would not be crazy for a person to tell you they have never seen a coach strike a reporter.  Until this morning, I hadn’t either.  Leave it to a soccer manager, right?  Check out the video of Randers FC coach Ove Christensen hitting a reporter, courtesy of Deadspin:

Just a pat on the shoulder, right?  I guess you can say the reporter’s lucky Christensen didn’t decided to showcase his appreciation on his face.

AHL Hockey Coach Jim Playfair Has Epic Meltdown, Breaks a Stick!

I’ve seen some pretty classic coach’s meltdowns in my day with Braves minor league manager Phillip Wellman and Joe Mikulik coming to mind. Usually the meltdowns happen in the minors because the coaches figure they’re lower profile and there aren’t as many cameras around. That’s true, but these days anything worth seeing (and plenty more not worth a look) winds up on YouTube. And that’s exactly where this awesome meltdown by AHL Abbotsford Heat coach Jim Playfair wound up. Check out the video:

The best parts are when Playfair rips off his shirt as if he’s about to challenge the refs to a fight like he’s Ed Orgeron and the player to his left who has to cover up his mouth with his glove because he’s trying to hide his laughter. In case you were wondering, Playfair’s team lost 4-0. Not that you cared.