You can’t make this up. Or perhaps you can.
Minnesota basketball’s off-court woes read like the script of a reality TV show.
On Friday, Gophers star Trevor Mbakwe dodged jail time after a Florida judge added two years to his probation from an earlier case.
On Sunday, the program announced that assistant coach Saul Smith, son of head coach Tubby Smith, had been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
Count them, folks. Two. Days. Later.
From team spokesperson Garry Bowman (via email): University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach Saul Smith was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Smith, the son of head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, was pulled over early Saturday morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant.
“While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal ….MORE