A New Jersey appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of asportswriter’s emotional distress claim against the New JerseyNets and its former coach, John Calipari, for comments made aboutthe reporter’s Mexican heritage.

While the coach’s rantings were “rude” and “inconsiderate,”there was no basis for liability, the court found in Garcia v.Calipari, A-3292-97T3.

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