I give him a lot of credit for sticking up for Pullen after the game. It makes me respect him more.
To be fair. The question wasn't really out of line. He asked him to sum up his emotions after breaking the record, matching his career high and losing the game. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Regardless, it was cool to see someone like Martin show his caring side and support his player.
The reporter wasn't out of line. Frank Martin just instantly gets on the offensive and makes it seem like the reporter is a POS. You could tell Pullen's response and emotions were sincere, while Martin made it look like crying was the worst thing a guy could do in public (aside from asking a question that may make another man cry).
I have never liked Frank Martin and will continue to do so. I didn't see that interview and think "Good for you, Frank." I thought, "Shut the **** up, Martin. It's an honest question. Let your SENIOR LEADER speak for himself."
i liked how he went after reporters when they were egging on pullen to cry.
I don't have a problem with what Martin did there. I know when my baseball team got beat in districts my senior year, I wouldn't have wanted anyone asking me a question like that. These guys are crying when they go through the line to shake hands. It's pretty obvious that he's taking it hard.
Kellis Robinett should have asked the players (Spradling, McGruder, etc.) who didn't break records, "How does it feel that your teammate broke records in this game and you guys still couldn't make a basket or two to win the game?"
I think Martin may have been a little over the top in getting defensive towards the reporter, but I have to respect a coach like that who supports his best player in a truly agonizing moment. I do feel bad for Pullen, the kid played a great game but came up just short when his team needed him the most.
I do get some enjoyment out of one of the biggest shots of the night (the 3-pointer Wisconsin made to go up 64-61) was made by a kid who looks like a Muppet character (the red-headed Afro kid).
Man, Pullen kind of reminds me of Tinsley.
The question was worded pretty bad but I don't know if that was the intention. Having said that much, I have no problem with Martin saying what he did. He wasn't aggressive, just coming to the defense of his player which I like to see because the press is out of line at times.