Chaney will coach Temple in NIT
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Temple University men’s head basketball
coach John Chaney will return to the bench and guide the Owls in their NIT
first-round game at Virginia Tech on Tuesday.
Chaney has not coached since February 22, when the Owls dropped a home game
against Saint Joseph’s. During the contest, Chaney sent in seldom-used
Nehemiah Ingram to give some hard fouls in response to what he believed were
illegal screens by the Hawks that were not being called by the officials.
As a result of one of the hard fouls by Ingram, Saint Joseph’s senior John
Bryant suffered a broken arm and has yet to return to action. Ingram ended up
fouling out in just four minutes.
Chaney apologized to Saint Joseph’s University for his actions and imposed a
one-game suspension on himself. The school later suspended him for the
remainder of the regular season.
Chaney then issued a statement on February 28 and announced that he would also
not coach the Owls in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. Temple lost in
the semifinals to eventual tournament champion George Washington.
The Hall-of-Fame coach is seeking his 500th win at Temple. He has compiled a
499-237 record during his 23 years at the school.