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Video | Notre Dame Basketball HC Mike Brey on Juwan Howard Incident

February 23, 2022
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Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey discussed Juwan Howard's actions over the weekend.

On if he ever had a situation like Juwan Howard in the heat of the moment:
"Definitely disappointed and you hope you're in control enough to walk through it and shake everyone's hand, move on and express yourself elsewhere. The only time I lost it was when I mentioned John Gaffney's name. I probably shouldn't mention his name again. Is that a fine? I love John Gaffney. 

"That was the one time and as soon as I walked out of the press conference, I turned to Jim and said that's going to cost me. 

"They certainly took a strict disciplinary measure, which they had to do. I'm sure as all of us coaches - Juwan is probably looking back saying, 'Gosh, I wish I would have stepped back a little bit.' 

"Sometimes I have turned to my assistants when there has been a heated game and maybe some stuff with some guys talking to each other because I'm the lead guy - I turned back and gone just keep an eye on the handshake line for the players. It's heated and stuff happens. Usually, it was (Harold) Swanagan and now it's (Ryan) Humphrey. Just stay in the middle of the players and keep an eye on that. 

"You talk about your emotions are running and then all of sudden it ends. When you lose at the buzzer and you have to turn around and shake everyone's hand composed, I give kids credit. They do a great job of it. They do a better job than the adults." 

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