Late Thursday evening, Creighton University Athletics Director Bruce Rasmussen, after consulting with university President Fr. Daniel Hendrickson S.J., announced in a news release the suspension of mens' basketball coach Greg McDermott for making racially insensitive comments to his team after a game last weekend.
"After our Creighton mens' basketball team returned to Omaha earlier today, Fr. Hendrickson and I engaged with other senior leaders in dialogue and discussion regarding appropriate sanctions for the remarks made by Head Men’s Basketball Coach Greg McDermott that were not in alignment with Creighton’s commitment to racial equity, diversity and respect. Coach McDermott and the team have accepted that, effective immediately, he is suspended from all team activities, including Saturday’s home season finale against Butler. Further sanctions remain under consideration, not all of which will be shared publicly. Assistant Coach Al Huss will serve as Interim Head Coach.
Coach McDermott and our Athletics program must use this incident as an opportunity for growth and learning, as clearly more work needs to be done."
-- Bruce Rasmussen