Mike Rice made waves again, as Brian Geltzeiler tweeted that Rice is coaching a 12-year-old girls AAU basketball team in Holmdel, NJ. Geltzeiler also tweeted that Rice told one of the 12-year-old girls, “I can’t even look at you.”
A source told SNY.tv that Rice is indeed still coaching a 12-year-old girls AAU team. It’s his daughter’s team, and he’s been coaching them since his tenure at Rutgers.
According to Geltzeiler’s tweets, “he is still acting like a mad man,” at the AAU games.
However, parents on the team say otherwise. They are enraged by the tweets and the report on Deadspin saying Rice “is still acting f—ing insane.”
“The Deadspin report is a gross misrepresentation of the facts,” a source close to the AAU team told SNY.tv. “The team’s parents are fully behind Coach Rice and his instruction of their daughters.”
Rice is listed as a coach on the New Jersey Shoreshots coaches page and tournament team list. SNY.tv reached out to the league for comment, but it would not issue a statement on Rice coaching in the league.