Why Was Coach Nick Bballbreakdown Fired From High School Job?

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Coach Nick Bballbreakdown was fired from his head coach position at Birmingham Patriots in 2013. An article from the LA Times alleges that it could’ve been Nick’s racial biases that caused his firing. 

Coach Nick is one of the famous basketball commentary channels on YouTube. He has a subscriber count of over 800k and has been doing this for more than a decade.

The Coach Has Been Working On His YouTube Channel In 2010
The Coach Has Been Working On His YouTube Channel In 2010 (Source: Twitter)

A Chicago native, Nick moved to California, dreaming of working in Hollywood, and when that didn’t go right, YouTube became his medium. But he had basketball knowledge, as he played the sport at a school and collegiate level. 

Recently, Nick talked about the recent controversy surrounding the Raptors coach. The league fined Toronto Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic 25k after sounding off Tuesday night’s officiating against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Why Was Coach Nick Bballbreakdown Fired From High School Job?

Coach Nick Bballbreakdown also known by the name Nick Hauselman, was fired from his high school job in 2013. At the time, the creator of BBALLBREAKDOWN said he had no idea why he was fired from his position.

Nick was the head coach of the Birmingham Patriots, the basketball team of Lake Balboa Birmingham. He coached the side in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. In his first season, the team had an awful league record of 1-9. 

That season, his side ended with an overall record of 13-18. The team’s national rank was 5803, and the section rank was 20. In his second season, the team improved its performance and had a league record of 5-5.

The Coach Nick Bballbreakdown Said He Had No Idea About His Firing
The Coach Nick Bballbreakdown Said He Had No Idea About His Firing (Source: Twitter)

The team also climbed up in national ranking and ranked 2295. An article from the LA Times has talked about his firing in 2013. 

The article states that the third-year coach, Nick Hauselman, told the reporters he didn’t know why he was removed from his position. The Athletic Director, Rick Prizant, told the reporters the school couldn’t say anything at the given point.

In the season that had just finished, a parent had made an allegation of racial bias against the coach. A Reddit comment from 2016 stated the same. The user wrote that the coach had caused problems in the community for his racial remarks after games and to his players.

Before his firing, the officials from the Department of Education interviewed Nick, and he believed the allegations were dealt with.

Who Is Coach Bballbreakdown? Learn About His Past 

Coach Nick Bballbreakdown has created a huge fanbase within the NBA community. His commentary on the NBA games and players receives thousands of views daily, and he has grown a following of 800K+ on YouTube. 

On X (formerly Twitter), Coach Nick has 145k followers and 32k on TikTok. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nick began his YouTube channel in 2010. 

Coach Nick grew up in Chicago and had an interest in film and TV from a young age. In his interview with the Tidal League, Coach Nick said he worked in several products and films in Chicago.

The Coach Has Appeared On Several YouTube Channels Throughout The Years (Source: Twitter)
The Coach Has Appeared On Several YouTube Channels Throughout The Years (Source: Twitter)

This eventually led him to travel to LA, and he started working in commercials and screenplays in California. His love for basketball began in his small grammar school, where they only played basketball. 

After not being able to hit it big in Hollywood, Nick started losing interest in working in production. In his conversation with the two hosts, Nick said his dad had suggested he start working on YouTube.

A joker of all trades, Nick had a lot going on for him. In his interview, he mentions he also had a production company. Nick says it was the Celtic vs Bulls 2009 Playoff Matchup that made him start commenting on games. 

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