Gonzaga males’s basketball coach Mark Few will miss the season-opener as a part of a suspension stemming from his September citation for driving under the influence, he stated in an announcement Saturday.
Few, whose Bulldogs are anticipated to be ranked No. 1 to begin the season, will miss this system’s annual pre-season fan occasion Saturday, two exhibitions in opposition to Japanese Oregon (Oct. 31) and Lewis-Clark State (Nov. 5), and the Nov. 9 season-opener in opposition to Dixie State.
The 58-year-old is anticipated to return for Gonzaga’s second regular-season recreation in opposition to Texas on Nov. 13.
“I’ve had a month to replicate on the regretful selections I made on Sept. 6,” Few stated in an announcement. “I once more supply my honest apology and I stay dedicated to studying from this error … I perceive the severity of my actions and am sorry for the affect this consequence has on our workforce.”
Final month, Few was cited outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for DUI, and his breath samples reportedly confirmed a blood alcohol content material degree of .119 and .120 — above the authorized restrict of .008. He initially advised a police officer that he hadn’t been consuming, based on documents cited by the Associated Press, earlier than then allegedly stating that he’d consumed two beers that day with the final drink coming 4 hours earlier than driving.
For the previous 21 seasons, Few has helped construct Gonzaga’s program right into a nationwide powerhouse, having gained 83.4 % of his video games.
The Bulldogs went 31-0 final season earlier than falling to Baylor within the nationwide championship recreation. Gonzaga once more is anticipated to compete for the crown, with the return of star ahead Drew Timme and the debut of heart Chet Holmgren, who was ranked the No. 1 participant within the Class of 2021.