An Oakland youth basketball coach says he was attacked by coaches of a rival team after a dispute over the ages of some players.
Coach Broyce Batchan suffered a swollen eye, facial fractures and a fractured knee when he was attacked Sunday by coaches of a Sacramento team at Jamtown in Jack London Square in Oakland, KPIX-TV reported.
“How does somebody who’s trying to help the community get hurt like this?” Tequila McClinton, Batchan’s wife, told the station.
The series of events began Saturday during a youth basketball tournament at the facility. An argument erupted over the ages of some members on the Sacramento team. That team lost a game the next day.
Batchan went outside Jamtown to have a cigarette and was then set upon by several people, said Tiffany Bustos, whose son plays on Batchan’s team. Bustos’ son found his coach bloodied in the parking lot, she said. “They beat him ruthlessly,” Bustos told KPIX. “It was five on one.”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Henry K. Lee