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Steve Lavin press conference interrupted by cell phone

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Shaggy, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    http://www.redstormsports.com/blog/2011/11/stj-basketball-coach-lavins-pregame-presser-gets-interrupted.html

    Pretty funny video. While it's a big no-no to let your cell phone ring, especially if it's on the freaking table where Lavin is talking, it was good to see Lavin handle it well.
     
  2. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Lavin gets high marks in my book.
     
  3. mjslovin91

    mjslovin91 Guest

    Most coaches would not handle that nearly as well. Props to Lavin for not freaking out, but come on. Turn off your phone.
     
  4. I didn't hear the phone ringing...maybe it was vibrating? lighting up?

    I use my phone as my audio recorder, but I always turn it off. Still, it will light up if a call comes.
     
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure the phone was being used as an audio recorder. That's why it was sitting in front of Lavin. Reporter just forgot to switch it to airplane mode.
     
  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Mike Sherman thinks Lavin handled that all wrong.
     
  7. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Zook had told the phone what would happen if it rang. Couldn't help itself, could it?
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Lavin's beating cancer. He's got bigger worries than a stupid-ass cellphone left on by a knucklehead.
     
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Good thing Davey wasn't a UCLA fan; as soon as he found out it was Lavin, he probably would have cursed a blue streak.
     
  10. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Had this happen in a post-game presser the other day.
    Coach: It says Amy is calling.
    College reporter: Sorry coach. I forgot to turn it off.
    Coach: Well, is she pretty?
    College reporter: No. It's my step-mom.
     
  11. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Easy mistake in that case (using it as a recorder...but don't let it happen again), and yes, that's Lavin. Now go beat these cancer, okay man?
     
  12. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    That was awesome. I only wish Lavin had put the guy on speakerphone so we could have heard his reaction.
     
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