Feb 19, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fans shown in the stands during the game against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are in the midst of a terrible college basketball season. With a  6-21 overall record and 1-13 record in SEC play, the program is at the bottom of the SEC and things are looking pretty grim.

It wasn’t too surprising then when reports came out that head coach Tom Crean’s job could be in jeopardy. However, the situation surrounding that development was a bit concerning.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, assistant coach Wade Mason got into a physical altercation with the director of player personnel, Brian Fish, during halftime of Georgia’s 85-64 loss at LSU last Wednesday. Mason was suspended indefinitely for the incident. according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Graham Coffey of SB Nation’s Dawg Sports then reported that Crean’s firing “could be imminent” because he failed to report the physical altercation. The notion was that Georgia was looking to fire Crean for cause as to avoid paying his $3.6 million buyout. However, Crean remained on as head coach in the days that followed.

As for Mason, the school has decided to part ways with him, per a report from DawgNation. According to the report, the school and Mason are currently working out the details that will end his two-year contract a season early. There is “no chance” that Mason will return to the team next season.

Mason was an assistant with Stephen F. Austin for five years before joining Georgia’s staff. It remains to be seen if Crean will fill that spot this season or wait until the offseason to do so.

[Dawg Nation]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.