Amaechi appeared on Andrew Siciliano's radio show recently, and when Siciliano asked him why he didn't get along with head coach Jerry Sloan when he played for the Jazz, the Brit opened up a whole new can of worms:
"No, it's not because I was gay, that he didn't like me. That was part of it, but it shouldn't have been part of it. He also didn't like me because he thought I didn't like white people. And the fact is my mother is white, so I'm kind of insulted by that in certain. He is a beligerant man. He is a cruel man in many respects.Siciliano, like any responsible radio show host would do, attempted to throw a little bit more fuel into the fire:
This is not about my inability to take criticism. It's my inability to be called an f'ing c on a daily basis."
... Siciliano: Is he the worst coach you've dealt with? Amaechi: "No, he's the best coach I've ever played for in terms of his technical ability. And without a doubt, he's the worst the person I've ever met in my entire life, in terms of dealing with people."Wow. Those are pretty strong words. For years, we've all heard about Sloan being a hard-ass to play for, but this the first time I've ever heard anyone come out and say he's the worst person in terms of dealing with people. It seems a little harsh.
I'm not saying we should discredit Amaechi's claims, though; after all, very few of us have ever had the pleasure of being called a f'ing c on a daily basis.