Texas Tech men's basketball coach steps down following suspension for 'racially insensitive' comment

    Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Mark Adams, seen here watching play against the host Kansas Jayhawks on February 23, has stepped down, according to Texas Tech.

    (CNN)Texas Tech men's head basketball coach Mark Adams has stepped down from his role, the university announced on Wednesday, days after he was suspended for what the school called an "inappropriate, unacceptable, and racially insensitive comment."

    Texas Tech director of athletics Kirby Hocutt determined that the comment was "unintentional and an isolated incident," and Adams apologized to the team immediately following the comment, the school's press release reads.
    But Adams decided the incident was too much of a distraction for the school, the coach said in the release.
      Hocutt had been made aware of the incident Friday between Adams, who is White, and a member of the men's basketball team, according to a Texas Tech statement Sunday announcing Adams' suspension.