Scandal-Ridden, Jacket-Removing Tulsa Basketball Coach Eyes Compliance Position At Men's Wearhouse
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - Former Head Basketball Coach of the Miami Hurricanes and Missouri Tigers, and current Tulsa Head Coach, Frank Haith, may be eyeing a career change and Men's Wearhouse (MW) appears to be in his erratic crosshairs.
Men's Warehouse & Frank Haith: A Match Made In . . .
Fans of the University of Miami Hurricanes and Missouri Tigers Basketball teams are more than familiar with Frank Haith. The coach has hopped from job to job, leaving a trail of program destruction and fundamentally poor basketball in his jacket-removing wake. While it has not been proven that the coach was directly responsible for violations at his previous posts, the smoke and fire theory is reaching incendiary proportions.
Now, reports are surfacing that Haith wishes to take his talents to Men's Wearhouse as the company's stock has fouled-out of profitability for shareholders over the past few months.
"When he left Miami we couldn't believe it," said Sebastian Ibisson. "We warned Missouri Tigers fans what they were in for. It's one thing to have violations and all that stuff, but to be a lousy coach as well? Now he wants to 'right the ship' at Men's Wearhouse? Let me get my money out of that death-trap!"
Faith In Haith?
"This guy took a ready-made team and somehow won Coach of the Year his first year," said Hank Parkins, a die-hard Missouri Tigers basketball fan. "Now we have to suffer while he runs off to Tulsa . . . and Men's Wearhouse? WTF? I bought a suit there last year. I'm going to burn it tonight."
Officials at the University of Tulsa have defended Haith, but are privately worried that he will jump ship as soon as the heat in the kitchen rises a bit more - after he angrily takes off his suit jacket for no apparent reason.
"I'm not sure what's going on here," said Ron Kulper, a longtime fan of Tulsa Basketball. "Our team is doing okay this year, why would he want to leave? If he leaves does that mean our program is going to receive NCAA sanctions?"
College Basketball scholar Dan Dupree has spent over 25 years charting infractions and coaching changes. "I think it is a possibility," said Dupree. "After leaving Miami the program was hit with NCAA sanctions and now Missouri is under the proverbial gun. It seems like he's leaving a trail of horrific basketball and serious rule infractions behind, as well as a ton of jackets."
Men's Wearhouse Responds
"At this time we can neither confirm nor deny that we have met with Coach Haith," said Spencer Joyner, PR Specialist at Men's Wearhouse. "I will say that we do appreciate his sense of fashion and the exuberance he demonstrates when things go sideways on the court. From what I hear, that happens a lot."