Georgia State coach has slightly modified chair for game vs. Xavier
Ron Hunter has no use for new chairs.
The Georgia State coach became a national story on Thursday when he fell out of his office-style rolling chair while watching his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a deep, go-ahead three-pointer to lead the No. 14 seed Panthers by No. 3 seed Baylor in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
For Saturday's third-round game against No. 6 seed Xavier, he's going right back in the chair—with a couple tweaks.
Hunter was seated in the non-traditional chair because he was still nursing the torn Achilles tendon he suffered while celebrating Georgia State's Sun Belt tournament championship last weekend.
Hunter faced questions about the chair immediately after the win over Baylor:
"I'm definitely using the same chair," Hunter told reporters on Thursday when asked what he would do with the chair. "That chair has been locked and covered right now. That chair has more protection than the President of the United States right now. I want that chair back. I don't know where they got it from, but that chair, it will stay with me for the rest of my life. Whenever we leave, I'm taking that chair with me. Win, lose or draw, that chair is going to be in my house with me the rest of my life."
- Mike Fiammetta