- Rex Chapman spoke about former Providence head coach Pete Gillen’s death during NCAA tournament pregame show.
- Pete Gillen is very much alive and actually works for CBS Sports.
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Rex Chapman made a pretty embarrassing mistake while covering this year’s NCAA tournament.
Chapman, who is working for CBS as a studio analyst during the tournament, apparently believed that former Providence head coach Pete Gillen had died and paid his respects to Gillen during Saturday’s March Madness pregame show.
Here's the Rex Chapman video on Pete Gillen RIP. pic.twitter.com/jq2jA6dHUM
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) March 20, 2022
The only problem with Chapman’s comments about Gillen is that Gillen is still alive and actually works for CBS as a college basketball analyst.
Here’s CNN’s Rex Chapman on CBS talking about Pete Gillen’s death.
Uhm, Pete Gillen is alive and works for CBS.
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) March 19, 2022
Oh no, Rex Champan thinks Pete Gillen is dead.
In reference to '97 Providence team, Rex said "RIP Pete Gillen"
Pete is very much alive
— Yianni Kourakis (@WPBF_Yianni) March 19, 2022
Update: Pete Gillen appeared to get a good laugh over Chapman’s mistake.
Pete Gillen is alive and well on CBS Sports Network rn 💀 pic.twitter.com/3SqrhOEcvA
— Liam (@Blutman27) March 20, 2022
Chapman got crushed by college basketball fans over his mistake.
— KevinPyt (@kevinpyt) March 19, 2022
Pete Gillen does CBSSN analyst work and is probably in another studio in the same building right now https://t.co/pGXWPnEUZ4
— Liked Tweets Insider Jeff Everson (@EVR551) March 20, 2022
If you ever find yourself talking on television, try to keep track of who is dead and who is alive. https://t.co/NdWbp3qP4Y
— Yeoman's Play (@YeomansPlay) March 20, 2022
RIP PETE GILLEN. What the hell. This is embarrassing. Get him off my TV. pic.twitter.com/MsmM5r92FB
— SECBtalk (@SECBallTalk) March 19, 2022
Rex Chapman doesn't know the players names and thinks Pete Gillen is dead. What a great hire.
— Tony Patelis (@TonyPatelis) March 19, 2022