TBS aired the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday, and it took the opportunity to debut a new format. Former Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky did not like it. At all.
Un-Shun. I didn’t wanna tweet but this selection show is too awful to stay quiet. THIS SELECTION SHOW IS BRUTAL. Re-shun.
— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) March 11, 2018
The show began with broadcasters revealing all 68 teams in the field before the first commercial break. They then unveiled the brackets, with each team’s seed, region and first opponent. It’s a departure from years past, when the show would kick off with the brackets. The show was also broadcasted before a live studio audience.
Kaminsky, who was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, has not hesitated to share pointed opinions about college basketball in the past. Last month Kaminsky declared he “despised the NCAA,” in the wake of reports of apparent violations of NCAA amateurism rules.
“The way they go about their business isn’t fair and there needs to be a change. The NCAA knows that if you’re a good player, you’re playing for your future and they take advantage of that,” Kaminsky said on the Pardon My Take podcast.
The Badgers have not struggled to replicate the aura around the program since Kaminsky’s departure. Wisconsin went to the NCAA championship game his senior season, but the Badgers missed out on the tournament in 2017-18 for the first time in 20 years.