South Dakota State coach Scott Nagy and his wife, Jamie, faced a difficult choice this weekend. Nagy's team plays its opening round game in the NCAA Tournament against Baylor on the same day that two of his sons will be competing in the South Dakota state basketball tournament. One of the sons, Nick, is a senior and could be playing his final HS game.
Nagy said his wife was conflicted about whether she should join her sons at the state tournament or her husband in Albuquerque, N.M. for the NCAA Tournament. Then, Dad intervened.
"I made a decision for her," Nagy said during today's news conference in Albuquerque. "I said, 'You're married to me. You were with me before we had Nick. So I think you should be with me.' Our boys understand that."
Really? Hmmmmmm. Let's just say every family dynamic is different. And leave it at that.
Nagy said he and his wife will be able to watch their sons play via the interent on Thursday, before the Jackrabbits meet Baylor.
_ Jimmy Burch