Bogdan Bogdanović, a Serbian shooting guard predicted to go in the second round of this year's NBA draft, ran afoul of his coach during a crucial game yesterday. But worry not: His coach insists it was an educational choke.
Bogdanović picked up a personal foul and a technical in quick succession in the closing moments of the first half of KK Paritzan's game against crosstown rivals FMP. As soon as he was T'd up, his coach—the fiery Duško Vujošević—grabbed him about the neck and ordered him back to the locker room.
It was brief, but is there ever really a good excuse for putting your hands on a 22-year-old? According to Vujošević, you betcha:
Duško Vujošević explained yesterday's choking of Bogdanović as "a pedagogical measure, deriving from the old Prussian school of education".
— Yugobasket (@yugobasket) June 3, 2014
The Prussians were, as far as I know, not renowned for their basketball teams.