Germany star Dennis Schroder argues with coach Gordie Herbert, video, news, reaction

Germany picked up a big win over Slovenia in the group stage of the FIBA ​​World Cup.

However, more attention was drawn to a heated exchange between the team’s star Dennis Schroder and German coach Gordie Herbert.

It happened during a timeout in the first quarter of the game.

Schroder was seen talking to a teammate as Herbert yelled at the Toronto Raptors guard to sit down.

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“Hey, let’s go! F—k! Sit down!” Herbert yelled, then appeared to push Schroder onto the bench.

The 29-year-old didn’t take too kindly to Herbert’s actions and immediately said: “Coach, calm down.”

Herbert seemed to tell him “no” and seemed upset that Schroder wasn’t taking his direction. “Don’t tell me what to do,” snapped the German coach when Schroder tried to tell him to calm down a second time.

Herbert told Schroder to sit down because the team was in a timeout and looked like they were getting ready to make a play.

The quarterback still looked upset that the coach had put his hands on him.

“You don’t touch me like that,” Schroder was heard saying.

“I know I’m just telling you to sit down,” Herbert replied.

The trade didn’t seem to disrupt Germany’s rhythm in the game, as Slovenia cruised to a 100-71 victory and Schroder had a game-high 24 points and 10 assists in 25 minutes.

He finished the game shooting 4 for 7 from three-point range.

Herbert and Schroder spoke to reporters after the game, but neither elaborated on the incident.

“It will be handled internally,” Herbert told reporters, according to BasketNews.

In an interview with the outlet, Schroder addressed another fiery exchange that occurred just before the one with his coach.

A video of the incident showed him in an animated interview with Daniel Theis.

Schroder said it was a moment when emotions ran high.

“I think basketball is an emotional sport,” Schroder said. “It’s a running game and you have to stay cool.” Daniel and I have been together for a long time, I’ve known him since I was 12 or 13 years old. Even when we were young, we had those moments, but it always helped us raise our game.”

“That’s what happened today.” We got down to it and I said to him, ‘Listen, this is what you have to do, and you can tell me the same thing.’ Of course he will be a little upset. It will be a little itchy, but he will do his best. I think that’s what happened.’

This story originally appeared on the New York Post.

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