Buzz Williams is a strange character and he showed why again on Wednesday.
Following Virginia Teach’ 88-63 loss against West Virginia, Buzz Williams was a no-show for his postgame press conference.
Well, he did eventually show up…after making reporters wait for over an hour.
Williams showed up to the press conference wearing a light blue t-shirt. It’s not exactly appropriate attire for a coach in a professional setting, even though WVU’s Bob Huggins seems to live in a black windbreaker.
Williams, though, tossed his jacket and tie during his team’s stumbling against the Mountaineers.
Now, his appearance is one thing. Making reporters wait is another.
The game tipped off at noon and was over by 3 p.m. Most newspaper deadlines are not until midnight at television stations do not need videos until the 5 p.m. news.
But in the social media and online-first age, reporters need their information and they need it quick.
Williams’ lackluster attitude disallowed reporters to do their job, which is uncalled for.
When he did show up to the press conference room, he spoke in a hushed tone. However, he was very complimentary of the Mountaineers.
"“You know that they’re going to get a lot off offensive rebounds and you know that they’re going to get a lot of turnovers,” Williams said."
He explained that his prolonged absence in the press conference was due to a long team meeting. He called his coaching staff “beautiful people” and apologized to his players’ parents for keeping them so long.
No such apology was offered to the media. In fact, Williams was very short when discussing his delay saying, “I knew I had to come in here.”
This isn’t the first time Williams has pulled an odd postgame stunt. In fact, it’s not the first time he has acted weird against the Mountaineers.
When Williams was coaching Marquette in 2012, his team earned a 61-60 win over the Mountaineers in Morgantown. Following the game, as is tradition after a win or a loss, John Denver’s Country Roads played in the WVU Coliseum.
Williams took it as his cue to dance on the Flying WV logo at midcourt prior to his postgame interview on ESPN.
An interview he was actually on time for.
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