LaVar Ball isn’t a fan of Chino Hill High School’s new basketball coach, but Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is.
Ball announced this week he was pulling his son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills will home-school him for two years before heading to UCLA for college.
“I’m not dealing with the coach over there,” the elder Ball told ESPN. “I’m not dealing with the administration over there. I don’t want no distractions on Melo. So therefore I’m going to home-school him and make him the best basketball player ever.”
Chino Hill’s new coach, Dennis Latimore, was hired in May. He played college basketball at Arizona and Notre Dame.
On Tuesday morning Brey tweeted his support for Latimore.
Proud of the culture my guy Coach Lat is developing @basketball_chhs
He is becoming a great educator!
— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) October 3, 2017
Latimore, a 6-foot-9, 238-pound forward, played two years at Arizona (2000-2003) before transferring and finishing his career under Brey at Notre Dame. He averaged 7 points and 4.3 rebounds while starting 14 of 29 games as a senior during the 2004-05 season when Notre Dame went 17-12.
“It’s a new coach and I don’t like him one bit,” LaVar Ball said to ESPN. “(LaMelo)’s on track for UCLA, but he doesn’t have to be dealing with those knuckleheads. I’m not letting them mess with his head anymore. You can put that on the principal and the coach over there.
“That coach has his own frame of mind on how he wants to play and who he picks in the team. OK, y’all got all that going on, let’s see how you do without my tutelage. Without me training those players at my house. It seems like anybody who’s training over here, that coach don’t want him in the team.”
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