Despite how it turned out, Tech basketball coach leaves impression making entrance on motorcycle
Tubby Smith made his entrance into United Supermarkets Arena as Shaft on a motorcycle.
A few seconds later, the Texas Tech head coach was down for the count.
“It was part of the act,” Smith said afterwards. “I should have jumped up, but I forgot my line. I was supposed to jump up and say ‘Wreck ’em Tech.’ Not ‘Wreck a bike.’ ”
Despite the way it ended, the sight of Smith on a Harley impressed his players.
“That was the greatest entrance,” senior guard Robert Turner said. “I mean, he’s the man.”