After shooting an abysmal 19-35 from the foul line in a 84-73 loss to La Salle in Cancun on Tuesday afternoon, Keno Davis decided to let go Coach “Cigar Guy”, who was only hired yesterday as the team’s foul shooting coach.
“After watching him at practice yesterday, I was a little skeptical to his teaching method of standing under the basket silently, with that happy go lucky smirk on his face. But I figured, what the heck, he seems like he knows what he’s doing”, said Providence head coach Keno Davis.
The Friars missed foul shot after foul shot in the 2nd half against the Explorers, despite the sage wisdom of Coach Cigar Guy.
“To be honest, I thought he was an excellent coach”, said freshman Gerard Coleman, who was 5-11 from the line. “At one point before shooting two, I asked him for help because I was pretty nervous out there. He just stood there with his hands in his pockets and smiled at me, which gave me a lot confidence. However, I think I caught a whiff of that cigar smoke and couldn’t stop coughing for several minutes. I’m pretty sure it screwed with my release. I still wish we could have kept him”.
When asked to comment, Cigar Guy had no words for his experience with the Providence Friars. However, he did seem to be in good spirits.