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Assistant coach blamed for Mass. basketball brawl

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Mass. -- An all-out brawl at a high school basketball game is being blamed on the assistant coach.

The massive fight broke out during a game between two Massachusetts teams after school officials say Amherst Assistant Coach, Eric Wheeler, told a player  -- twice -- to run into the opposing coach because he was outside his box.

The player complied, and well, chaos ensued. School officials say it is unacceptable.

"We take seriously the responsibility of adults to be role models for our students whether that's in the classroom and on the court."

The fight put Wheeler out of a job, and the student is also facing disciplinary actions.

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