Greg McDermott says he offered to step down after ‘plantation’ comments, but Creighton players wanted him to stay

Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott said Wednesday that he offered to resign after asking his players to “stay on the plantation” in a postgame speech. McDermott apologized Tuesday night for comments he made after a Feb. 27 loss. “Specifically, I said: ‘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 revealed in a statement. “I realize the pain that my words have caused. For that, I sincerely apologize.” McDermott said he was trying to rally his team after a 77-69 loss to Xavier and …

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