Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats called freshman forward Brandon Miller's pregame introduction routine of being patted down by a walk-on before heading to midcourt "not appropriate" after his team beat Arkansas 86-83 on Saturday.
"I don't watch our introductions, I'm not involved with them, I'm drawing up plays during that time," Oats said in his postgame news conference. "Regardless, it's not appropriate. It's been addressed and I can assure you it definitely will not happen again for the remainder of this year."
Miller, who has done the same pat-down pregame introduction for games this season, continued the routine after Tuscaloosa Detective Branden Culpepper testified Tuesday that Miller brought now ex-teammate Darius Miles' gun to him the night of the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris, after Miles texted and asked him to do so.