Creighton head coach Greg McDermott is making his return to the bench this week … one game after he was suspended for making a racially insensitive comment in a post-game speech last week.
As we previously reported, McDermott admitted to using a “plantation” analogy after a 77-69 loss to Xavier on Feb. 27 … saying, “Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can’t have anybody leave the plantation.”
McDermott apologized for the comment — he even offered to resign from his position — and was suspended from the team last Thursday.
The school has officially ended that punishment on Monday … with Creighton AD Bruce Rasmussen saying McDermott “demonstrated a commitment to growth” in the days following the incident.
“I believe his apology, his commitment to grow from this, to learn, and regain the trust of his student-athletes and others impacted by his words,” Rasmussen said.
The school says McDermott will also participate in a program with the Racial Equity Institute, which helps educate people on racism in institutional and structural settings.
McDermott now rejoins the #17-ranked Bluejays just days before the Big East tournament … which may not be a coincidence.